Closing the ‘Reality Gap’ – Ensuring a Fair Energy Label for Consumers

Closing the ‘Reality Gap’ – Ensuring a Fair Energy Label for Consumers

Closing the ‘Reality Gap’ – Ensuring a Fair Energy Label for Consumers

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.

EU energy label for biomass and coal burning boilers paves the way for less polluting heating

EU energy label for biomass and coal burning boilers paves the way for less polluting heating

EU energy label for biomass and coal burning boilers paves the way for less polluting heating

From 1 April, all solid fuel boilers in EU stores will display the new energy label to help  consumers choose the most energy-efficient products. But toxic particulate emissions from this type of residential heating will not decrease until 2020, when the new ecodesign measures come into force.