First step towards EUP law implementation

Study lays foundations for EU to set environmental requirements for energy-using products

A consultancy has developed a methodology for setting standard European eco-design requirements for a range of common appliances. The study, which was ordered by the European Commission, represents a first step in implementing the EU's energy-using products (EUP) directive passed in July (EED 27/07/05).

The study's final draft was presented to experts this week at a meeting in Brussels. Once the methodology is finalised the consultants will move on to propose specific policy options for implementing the directive, which member states must transpose into national law by 11 August 2007.

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