Products Are Changing

Fridges, TVs and other appliances are getting much more efficient. Less waste means more money, and every home in Europe will save over €450 on energy bills by 2020. This revolution is all thanks to two very smart EU policies.

The World is Changing

Europe is the world's powerhouse when it comes to shaping product legislation. But it still has much to learn from other economies and there are staggering benefits to be gained from harmonised global standards.

The Experts Agree

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EU product policies will save every home €490 per year

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Consumer associations support product policies

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Impact of product efficiency rules

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92% of Europeans want more efficiency

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Clear labels and innovation turn white goods green

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The biggest innovation in energy is to go without

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Green policies help economic recovery

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Product policies save £3.8 for every £1 spent

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THREAD: Where to use hydrogen and where not - new research by @PIK_Climate led by @FalkoUeckerdt just published in @NatureClimate provides merit order for hydrogen use.

Headline finding: Hydrogen is not recommended for use in cars and space heating. 1/n

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-021-01032-7.epdf?sharing_token=WNMrraktjyxydmZ37t5XrtRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0NvvcjgkZX46JlO7Nfw7zfyvoADBvTOq9WIfhdmgV2dg_Zm-ooRIvDUajySVOgslfK-wkOrhQeaskxdoHd9CQkDKrEyWaG7Nek-etV6-wjBn0LukVZpsV7ZIbuxiMdSO6Q%3D

Is hydrogen overhyped? Who is pushing it?

Excellent piece by @jcollingridgeST @thesundaytimes
demonstrates that lobbying by vested interests is behind the recent craze around #hydrogen. 1/7

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/energy-giants-lobbying-fuels-the-rise-of-hydrogen-z7bxq7s3h

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