New energy labels in the boxes of TVs and kitchen appliances!
The transition period for introducing new energy labels for dishwashers, fridges, freezers, washing machines, washer driers, electronic displays and TVs is kicking off. Appliance suppliers will start sending the new energy labels to retailers as of 1 November. For the next four months, however, shops will continue displaying old labels – as of 1 March […]Read More →
Ecodesign ‘omnibus’ amendment: a wolf in sheep’s clothing?
Campaign co-founder ECOS reports on a worrying threat to the already adopted 2019 ecodesign regulations, and on what EU member states can do to avoid it. This reaction is part of the 'Right to Repair' campaign.Read More →
Stop funding new fossil gas boilers – NGOs and industry
Today we teamed up with industry groups to condemn unfair competition and hostile market conditions for renewable heat solutions . Without an EU-wide plan to stop subsidising gas boilers, Europe will jeopardise its own climate neutrality goals.Read More →
This summer, (heat)wave goodbye to portable air conditioners
As temperatures across Europe beat records summer after summer, air conditioner manufacturers rub their hands in glee. No wonder - their sales are skyrocketing. By 2050, the IEA expects the number of air conditioners in buildings to reach 5.6 billion, up from 1.6 billion today. Around two-thirds of the world’s households could have air-con by then.Read More →
Take a deep breath – and regulate emissions from gas hobs now
A new study reveals that indoor air gas stoves expose people to air pollution levels that are largely above EU air quality standards limits. The European Commission should protect our health and the environment, and regulate emissions from gas hobs.Read More →
Webinar: Cooling down Europe’s heating system
Join us for a webinar on the decarbonisation of domestic heating through the Ecodesign Directive and Energy Labelling regulation. This event is promoted as part of the European Commission’s Sustainable Energy Week.Read More →
Eternal flame: The quest to ban toxic flame retardants
The battle to restrict the use of toxic flame retardants in consumer products goes on as industry lobbyists sue the European Commission. From fire fighters to health experts, campaigners are fighting back.Read More →
Covid-19 recovery plan calls for consumer savings and environmental commitments
A resilient future requires a responsible industry and sustainable supply chain. In this article, we reject business groups’ calls to halt environmental rules for electronics and home appliances in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis.Read More →
New report! Long Live The Machine – How ecodesign & energy labelling can make our laptops last longer
Our new report shows that the EU ecodesign and energy labelling regulatory instruments have a great potential to contribute to the reversal of the current throwaway culture, double laptop lifetimes, and save some 5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2030 – equivalent to taking nearly 3 million cars off the road.Read More →
All we want for Christmas… is for the EU to finally give up on voluntary agreements!
With the pioneering provisions for product repairability and recyclability introduced by the “Ecodesign Package” this year, Europe is making sure that our products last longer and are more efficient. Fridges, TV displays, dishwashers, washing machines and many other products we use every day are regulated through ecodesign – and the recently published European Green Deal suggests similar provisions will be developed for other products.Read More →