Ceced proposes facelift for EU energy label

White goods industry body calls for replacement of A-to-G scheme with "open-ended" numerical scale

The EU should replace its A-to-G energy labelling scheme for household appliances with a new system based on an "open-ended" numerical scale, according to white goods industry body Ceced.

With the right labelling scheme in place, Ceced says the domestic appliance sector would support EU legislation to phase out refrigerators and freezers of current class B by around 2009 and class A by 2013 (EED 22/03/07). Efficiency improvements for these products should be a priority, the body argues, as they are in constant use.

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