ecodesign regulation News

  • Business as usual for ecodesign legislation

    There is no need to worry – the legislative process will be basically the same for the new Energy-related Products directive as it has been for Energy-using Products.  But the scope of the ecodesign requirements may be altered, according to experts on legislation. The new ecodesign directive will just add new products to the list of those regulated in the EuP. From now on, ecodesign ...


  • The sector is gearing up for new European regulations on Ecolabelling and Ecodesign for biomass equipment

    The International Bioenergy Congress, organised by AVEBIOM, will deal with the legislative changes that will affect the sector over the coming years The regulations regardingenergy labelling for solid ...

  • Ecodesign compliance sees light in lamp market

    In line with the Ecodesign directive's first requirements, product development in the lighting sector is rapid, says Peter Bennich at the Swedish Energy Agency in an interview with Greentech info.“The lighting market is extremely immature with a great deal of ignorance among retailers. Often, the producers are extremely well initiated in the compliance regulations and offer many alternative ...


  • EC adopts 4 ecodesign regulations that will save equivalent power consumption of Austria and Sweden

    The European Commission has adopted four ecodesign regulations to improve the energy efficiency of industrial motors, circulators, televisions, refrigerators and freezers. The regulations lay down energy efficiency requirements which will save about 190 TWh per year by 2020, which is comparable to the combined annual electricity consumption of Sweden and Austria. 'This package is a ...

  • How to adapt to the new market regulation for biomass towards 2020

    Keys to the new European strategy and challenges for the sector over the coming years. The 10th International Bioenergy Congress (10ºCIB) organised by AVEBIOM, on 22nd of September in Valladolid within the framework of ...


    By SMA Solar Technology AG

  • Member States endorse Commission proposal to improve the energy performance of external power supplies

    At the meeting of the Ecodesign Regulatory Committee today, EU Member States endorsed the European Commission's proposal for a regulation aimed at improving the energy performance of external power supplies. The regulation is expected to cut the EU's electricity consumption of these devices by 30% by 2020, compared to a 'business as usual' scenario. 'This fourth measure under the Ecodesign ...


    By European Commission

  • Machinery of government change: energy-using products policy

    This written ministerial statement confirms that policy responsibility for energy-using products will transfer from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. This responsibility includes, but is not limited to, the UK’s interests in the IEA Implementing Agreement on Energy Efficient End-use Equipment (4E) and the Super-efficient ...

  • EU member states endorse proposal to reduce standby electricity consumption

    During this week's meeting of the Ecodesign Regulatory Committee, EU Member States endorsed the Commission's proposal for a regulation reducing standby energy consumption of household and office products. The regulation lays down energy efficiency requirements for all products sold in Europe, thus cutting the EU's standby electricity consumption by almost 75% by 2020. 'This first measure under ...

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    By thinkstep

  • EU declares an end to inefficient bulbs

    The European Commission has adopted two ecodesign regulations to improve the energy efficiency of household lamps and of office, street and industrial lighting products. The two regulations lay down energy efficiency requirements which will save close to 80 TWh by 2020 (roughly the electricity consumption of Belgium, or of 23 million European households, or the equivalent of the yearly output of ...

  • Right time for battery charger proposal to power up

    The European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Europe's largest federation of environmental citizens' organisations, is calling for an immediate EU-wide measure to ensure the compatibility of battery chargers and power supply devices. The call comes the day before a Consultation Forum meeting linked to the Ecodesign of Energy Using Products (EuP) Directive. 'Battery chargers represent a serious ...

  • EuP and coming IMs

    New products up for ecodesign regulation are washing machines and dishwashers. Next, regulation has been suggested for air conditioning systems, boilers, water heaters, ventilation fans and computers. The Energy using-Products directive is regulated by means of Implementing Measures which set out the limits for ecodesign requirements of products like non-directional household lamps and product ...


  • Further market surveillance success from the National Measurement Office Enforcement team

    As part of their enforcement activity in the field of ecodesign and energy labelling the National Measurement Office (NMO) has recently concluded work with Pik-a-Pak, owners of the iGenix brand, regarding the performance of their IG3970 ...

  • EC adopts rules to reduce electricity consumption of external power supplies

    The Commission has adopted a new regulation to improve the energy performance of external power supplies, which is expected to cut their electricity losses by nearly a third by 2020. The resulting savings of 9 TWh is enough to power Lithuania for a year and will reduce annual CO2 emissions by more than three million tonnes. 'This ecodesign measure will drastically improve the energy performance ...

  • EC adopts rules to reduce electricity consumption of external power supplies

    The Commission has adopted today a new regulation to improve the energy performance of external power supplies, which is expected to cut their electricity losses by nearly a third by 2020. The resulting savings of 9 TWh is enough to power Lithuania for a year and will reduce annual CO2 emissions by more than three million tonnes.'This ecodesign measure will drastically improve the energy ...

  • Capping emissions from medium-sized combustion plants

    Proposed EU sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emission limits for medium-sized combustion plants, such as electricity generators or heating systems for domestic, residential or industrial use, were backed by MEPs on Wednesday. They had already been informally agreed with EU ministers. In areas where these emissions breach EU air quality standards, EU countries would be required to assess whether ...


    By European Commission

  • Call for speakers for Americana 2015

    Today's societies are faced with numerous environmental challenges: climate change, overexploitation and depletion of natural resources, waste management, air and water pollution, loss of ecological services, etc. These are all challenges that affect us directly or indirectly on a daily basis and they all have one thing in common: each and every one of them will forever change the way we live and ...


    By Réseau Environnement

  • Transfer of Energy-Using Products work to DECC

    It was announced today that policy responsibility for regulation of energy-using products will transfer from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The work involves negotiating and overseeing implementation of EU regulations covering a range of products that consume energy. This includes: the Ecodesign Directive for Energy ...

  • WSP launches new online green product design tool

    The way we design, make and unmake products is a major contributor to environmental impacts and issues. Over 80% of product-related environmental impacts are typically locked-in during the design phase of a product. Waste, toxics, global warming and water scarcity impacts can be significantly minimised through intelligent design, lifecycle thinking and eco-innovation. Product designers, their ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Environnement S.A cordially invites you at WFES 2016 in Abu Dhabi

    Environnement S.A alongside our distribution centre and technical support Envirozone LLC for Middle East in UAE, QATAR & JORDAN invites you cordially to attend our booth during the World Future Energy Summit 2016, the world’s foremost event dedicated to renewable energies, energy efficiency and clean technologies. During this year’s conference, which will be held in Abu ...


    By Environnement S.A

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