Consumers "need clearer EU power labelling"

Experts recommend member states go beyond energy liberalisation directive's minimum requirements

New EU rules obliging electricity suppliers to tell customers about fuel sources used, carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted and radioactive waste produced are insufficient to allow consumers to make reliable informed choices, claims a report by the European Commission-sponsored 4CE project.

Requirements to provide fuel source information with bills but information on CO2 emissions and radioactive waste only on a website are criticised. Many consumers would end up only seeing fuel source information, the experts say.

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