Posted 15th March

New energy label scraps A+ to A+++ ratings

By KBBDaily on 15th March 2019 - 08:00am
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The European Commission has adopted a new set of rules and “revamped look” for the EU energy label, scrapping the “confusing” A+, A++ and A+++ ratings to return to the original A-G scale, which will come into force in shops from March 2021.

The new labels will initially apply to fridges, freezers, washing machines, washer-dryers, dishwashers, lighting products and televisions, with similar measures for more products set to be discussed in the future, according to the European Environmental Bureau – EEB.

The EEB said the new labels will “transform the way we shop”, noting that consumer, environmental and industry groups have “all welcomed the reform, which they agree will make the labels more reliable, visible and impactful”.

The organisation also noted that EU consumers “can expect significant energy savings and cheaper bills following the adoption” of the new label rating system. Products will be registered on an EU-wide database to help market surveillance authorities verify that they comply with energy efficiency requirements and that the information on the label is accurate.

“It is a good step forward to reinforce Europe’s pioneering labelling scheme, which steers consumers towards the best products, cuts energy bills and boosts innovation,” said European Environmental Citizens' Organisation for Standardisation – ECOS – product policy expert Chloé Fayole.

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