Brussels proposes wider EU energy label

Commission wants to extend label to all products with significant impact on energy use and minimum standards for GPP

An EU energy label for household appliances is to be extended to all energy-related products that have a significant impact on energy consumption under draft legislation proposed by the European commission on Thursday.  Public authorities would only be allowed to buy products above a certain efficiency class.

The revised energy labelling scheme is part of a major package of measures to further improve energy efficiency and increase the security of European energy supplies (see related articles, this issue).  The revision also fits into an EU plan to boost sustainable consumption and production unveiled earlier this year (EED 16/07/08).

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