In many shops, cold cabinets still operate without doors. For no good reason whatsoever, a tremendous amount of energy is wasted every day to cool the warm air constantly entering shops. Just imagine leaving the door of your fridge or freezer open 24/7, and how much power that will use?
Eurosceptic media have recently had a field day blasting the EU for taking away citizens’ right to…clean their carpets. But from 1 September they too will benefit from quieter and more efficient vacuum cleaners that will save consumers money with no loss performance.
Coolproducts campaigners and other NGOs are publishing today a report focusing on 18 months of research into the test standards of three popular consumer products covered by the energy label scheme – dishwashers, refrigerators and televisions. The study found that the test standards, when used for the declaration of energy-performance of these products, do not always reflect typical consumer usage and technological developments.