Entry into force

New Year to bring efficiency requirements for several energy-guzzling products

New Year to bring efficiency requirements for several energy-guzzling products

New Year to bring efficiency requirements for several energy-guzzling products

Some of the most energy-guzzling and polluting heating and ventilation products will no longer be allowed to enter the EU market. But EU legislators failed to add long-needed energy labels to electric radiators and outdoor heaters, said Coolproducts campaigners.

Vacuum cleaners about to get quieter and do the same job with less energy

Vacuum cleaners about to get quieter and do the same job with less energy

Vacuum cleaners about to get quieter and do the same job with less energy

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.

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.