The European Commission is increasingly interested in consumer behaviour as a vital factor in energy savings and CO2 emission reductions, a senior official has said ..
News 11 Jun 2019
The European Court of Auditors is to assess the contribution of eco-design and energy efficiency labelling rules to EU environmental objectives ..
News 20 Mar 2019
The European Commission intends to present recommendations in June on how sustainability criteria could be applied to solar PV installations, through EU rules on ecodesign ..
News 11 Mar 2019
Rules on ecodesign should be updated to ensure consumer goods are easily repairable, and supplied with clear information about their durability, the pressure group Zero ..
News 25 Jan 2019
- Waste & Resources,Chemicals,Products
Campaigners and a handful of carpet manufacturers have called on legislators to push the industry as a whole towards a more circular business model ..
News 5 Dec 2018
- Waste & Resources,EU's Circular Economy
Environmental campaigners and groups advocating product re-use and energy efficiency warned on Friday that the EU executive might be set to drop a package of ..
News 28 Sep 2018
The EC has hit back at a story which claimed that the EU’s energy labelling system was worthless and could mislead consumers into buying products ..
News 20 Aug 2018
Voluntary certification schemes designed to guide consumers towards environmentally-sustainable choices are of limited benefit and could actually hide damaging commercial practices, a new report found ..
News 3 May 2018
- Products,General Policy,EU's Circular Economy
The EU's Ecodesign Directive should apply to areas beyond energy use such as durability and resource efficiency, according to a report by the Belgian MEP ..
News 26 Apr 2018
Lawmakers from across the political spectrum have called for EU rules on ecodesign to be extended beyond just energy performance to include the environmental impact ..
News 28 Feb 2018
A plan to require Spain’s public sector to procure environmentally-friendly products and services has been included in the Spanish government’s new 2030 circular economy strategy ..
News 15 Feb 2018
- Waste & Resources,General Policy,EU's Circular Economy
Greater policy support for resource efficiency could add €324bn to business output by 2030, EU leaders have been told ..
News 14 Dec 2017
EU Commissioners have agreed a pared-down list of products to be candidates for energy efficiency standards, with kettles making a come-back despite resistance from the ..
News 9 Nov 2016
The EU’s first specific business-to-business energy label and new ecodesign requirements will apply to business-use refrigerators in the EU starting today ..
News 1 Jul 2016
- Pollution,Products,General Policy,EU's Circular Economy,Packaging,Packaging
EU member states have criticised the European Commission for continuing to delay the publication of an ecodesign work plan as part of its new circular ..
News 21 Jun 2016