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Energy Commission Plugs in Energy Efficiency Rules for Battery-Charged Appliances

by Marketwire  (Jan. 13, 2012)

California just got smarter about saving energy for consumers and businesses. The California Energy Commission today approved a first-in-the-nation energy efficiency standard that will reduce wasted energy by battery chargers commonly used to power cell phones, laptop computers, power tools, and other devices. "When you consider powering ...

MEPs ban cadmium from power tool batteries and mercury from button cells

by European Parliament  (Oct. 10, 2013)

A law banning the toxic substance cadmium from portable batteries and accumulators used in cordless power tools such as drills, screwdrivers or saws, was voted by Parliament on Thursday. This ban, already agreed with EU ministers, will apply from 31 December 2016. MEPs also inserted a clause banning mercury from button cells from autumn 2015. "I ...

Batteries in Germany exceed new EU toxic metal limits

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jan. 30, 2014)

Levels of toxic metals in batteries were not immediately reduced in line with new limits imposed by EU regulations, according to a survey from Germany. The study focuses on concentrations of toxic metals contained in batteries sold in Germany in 2010 and 2011, but its authors say the results are relevant to other EU countries. The EU Batteries ...

Questions and answers on EU Mercury Policy

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Oct. 10, 2013)

What is mercury? Mercury is familiar to many as a silver-coloured liquid which expands and contracts in a thermometer to show the temperature. It is also known as “quicksilver” or "hydrargyrum" (i.e. liquid silver) and is represented by the symbol Hg. Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at ambient room temperature. It is a ...

Shoppers pay the price for battery regulations

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Aug. 18, 2009)

Consumers will have to pay more for their batteries because of the battery regulations, according to an industry expert. Recycling firm WasteCare chief executive Peter Hunt told MRW that manufacturers will have to increase the price of batteries to cover their collection and competitive costs. His comments come after the Department for ...

Global Advanced Batteries Industry – Key Trends, Regulations, Competitive Landscape and Pricing Analysis to 2020

by ReportsnReports  (Jun. 20, 2013) adds "Advanced Batteries - Global Market Size Regulations Competitive Landscape and Pricing Analysis to 2020" new market research report to its store. “Advanced Batteries - Global Market Size Regulations Competitive Landscape and Pricing Analysis to 2020” is the latest report from industry analysis specialist ...

Will Santa Clause break the law? The European Batteries Directive

by Enhesa - Global EHS & Product Compliance Assurance  (Dec. 9, 2009)

Enhesa publishes its 2009 Batteries Report December 9th. The report is a detailed comparative analysis of the regulatory requirements in nine European countries compared to the EU Batteries Directive 2006/66/EC. Anyone putting batteries on the market, standalone or incorporated in products, is confronted with a myriad of regulatory requirements. ...

CEA Urges California Energy Commission to Reject Battery Charger Regulation

by Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)  (Jan. 11, 2012)

The Consumer Electronics Association® (CEA) is calling on the California Energy Commission (CEC) to reject a proposed regulation for consumer battery chargers due to a flawed justification and unnecessary duplication of a federal regulation. The CEC has scheduled a meeting to adopt the proposed regulation on ...

Battery regulations made into law

by MRW - Materials Recycling World  (Apr. 15, 2009)

New regulations on recycling waste batteries and accumulators were laid in the UK Parliament on Wednesday (14 March). The Government has produced regulations that establish the legislative framework for the collection, treatment and recycling of waste batteries and accumulators in the UK. The Regulations implement the waste provisions of the ...

Electric Vehicle Battery Market – 2020 Forecast on Market Size & Investment Analysis

by ReportsnReports  (Jul. 8, 2013)

“Electric Vehicle Battery Market – Market Size, Investment Analysis, and Forecast to 2020” provides insight into the market scenario related to electric vehicle batteries. The electric vehicle battery is a key component that controls the performance of the electric vehicles, and accounts for a dominating share of the cost of the ...

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