In a new report funded by the German government, Coolproducts and others, experts for ÖKOPOL assess what potential there is for incorporating absolute energy consumption into Europe’s popular energy label scheme.

We’ve got a problem. While energy labels do a great job spurring better appliances that avoid waste at a gadget level, on a society level, these benefits are being attacked. Efficiency is being overshadowed by a trend towards bigger and more sophisticated appliances, both of which usually lead to a greater overall energy demand. Read our report blog here, or

Download the report here. Auf Deutsch


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