Energy labelling and sustainable products
These regulations cover the energy efficiency labelling of certain products and set minimum energy efficiency standards
They include provisions to enforce the use of the EU energy label, which shows energy efficiency ratings for products (generally from A to G), and provisions to enforce EU-wide minimum energy efficiency standards for individual products, such as fridges and TVs.
You can find 2 regulations that relate to energy labelling below to the left.
Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products Regulations 2010
The Regulations transpose the European Framework Directive which allows for individual product minimum energy efficiency standards to be introduced, thereby contributing to climate change targets and reducing product running costs for consumers and businesses.
Energy Information Regulations 2011, SI 2011/1524
These regulations aim to inform consumers of the relative energy efficiency of products such as fridges and TVs.
Tell us what you think should happen to these regulations and why, being specific where possible:
- Should we scrap them altogether?
- Could their purpose be achieved in a non-regulatory way (eg through a voluntary code?) How?
- Could they be reformed, simplified or merged? How?
- Can we reduce their bureaucracy through better implementation? How?
- Can we make their enforcement less burdensome? How?
- Should they be left as they are?