News & events

  • 13 September 2021

    ECOS Newsletter – September 2021

    September will be the moment of truth for the future in heating. At the end of this month, EU member states will gather to discuss the future of boilers on 27 and 28 September, during a consultation forum on ecodesign and energy labelling regulations for water and space heaters. On the table, a Commission proposal that could offer a golden ticket for fossil-fuel boilers, keeping them in our homes well beyond 2050. We can’t let that happen – there is no room for fossil-fuel heating in a net-zero world.

  • 07 July 2021

    ECOS Newsletter – July 2021

    ECOS is officially 20 – and we are in better shape than ever! To mark our anniversary, we got into a time machine… and travelled both to the past and the future. First, we revisited some of our milestones and success stories in an interactive timeline. Looking ahead, we envisioned an international standardisation system that works for the environment and wondered how sustainable products could become the norm if policymakers gave them a true push today.

  • 04 June 2021

    ECOS Newsletter – June 2021

    Standards can significantly influence how laws are applied in practice – and environmental legislation is no different. This month, we bring you a crystal-clear example: plastics. In addition, Bond Beter Leefmilieu's Angelos Koutsis explains how his organisation led 8 of the biggest Flemish cities to sign a manifesto for fossil-free home heating.

  • 07 May 2021

    ECOS Newsletter – May 2021

    In this issue, find insightful stories analysing two EU policies with an important impact on the environment: the EU climate taxonomy, and the Battery Regulation proposal. In addition, read our report: an-depth analysis of how the EU should implement ecodesign policies in textiles to boost the transition towards a circular economic model for fashion.

  • 06 April 2021

    ECOS Newsletter – April 2021

    ECOS has just rebranded, meet the new us! In this issue, discover the new ECOS, with a new name behind the acronym. Learn about the two smart charging standards that could change our daily lives, and find out more about the missing EU strategy on sustainable buildings.

  • 02 March 2021

    ECOS Newsletter – March 2021

    On 1 March, we welcome a new set of energy labels for four product groups: washing machines, dishwashers, fridges and TVs & monitors. Nonetheless, we ask the EU to ramp up ambition to unlock game-changing savings. In this newsletter, find also links to our Annual Work Programme 2021 Annual Review 2021... and much more!

  • 26 January 2021

    ECOS Newsletter – January 2021

    The year 2021 just kicked off - a perfect moment to plan ahead and think of the policy trends to follow for the next 365 days. Sustainable batteries for electric cars, strategies to reduce our energy consumption, a renovation wave for buildings… the year will be packed with political decisions with huge potential to help us (or not) achieve a successful transition to a climate-neutral world.

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