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Key principles for the Ecodesign framework to continue to deliver substantial energy savings

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Brussels, 31 May 2018: The European Parliament adopted today an own-initiative report on the implementation of the Ecodesign Directive, while the European Commission is now more than halfway through the 2016-2019 Ecodesign Work Plan. 
 
6 Industry Associations, representing the heating, cooling, refrigeration, household appliance, commercial cleaning appliance and lighting sectors, outline on this occasion key areas that could be improved to ensure that the Ecodesign framework remains a powerful tool to promote energy efficiency at consumer level:
  • Ensure regulatory certainty and sufficient lead-time for manufacturers;
  • Ensure regulations account for income inequality;
  • Promote a transparent, robust and product-specific approach;
  • Avoid unnecessary duplication leading to over-regulation; and
  • Ensure correct implementation and enforcement.
 
Co-signatories consider that cost-effective Ecodesign requirements have contributed to substantial energy savings because they are based on important key principles: simplicity, affordability, measurability and transparency. To keep the effectiveness of the Ecodesign framework, these fundamental principles must be respected and implemented swiftly. In addition, these principles need to be complemented with appropriate measures to promote energy-efficient products and ensure a better enforcement of Ecodesign Regulations.
 
Read Joint Industry Letter (APPLiA, EHI, EHPA, EPEE, EUnited Cleaning, LightingEurope)
 

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