ECOS, together with environmental and consumer organisations EEB, BEUC, and ANEC, have sent a letter to President Juncker expressing our deep concern about the reported outcome of the College of Commissioners’ orientation debate which took place on 25 October regarding the Ecodesign Working Plan 2015-2017.
According to various media reports, a number of consumer and commercial products would be excluded from the next Ecodesign Working Plan, which defines candidates for product-specific requirements and for the Energy Label. If this were to happen, potential savings equivalent to the national annual residential electricity consumption of Ireland would be lost. ECOS has calculated that the 1.5-year delay in publishing the Ecodesign Working Plan will create a €10 billion loss for consumers and companies, as reported by The Economist.
Read the full letter here.