The electricity from 14 medium coal power plants or the CO2 emissions of 2.24 million cars — this is the scale of savings on offer if Europe refreshes the stale energy standards and label for domestic fridges and freezers. And some said the Ecodesign lemon was fully squeezed! No, according to new research for the European Commission, ten terawatt-hours in extra annual energy savings is up for grabs from 2030. If the Commission can shut the fridge door on some of the report’s shortcomings, we see potential for even higher savings.


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