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New position paper! Let’s keep fossil fuels out of green investments

We call for a truly sustainable EU Taxonomy, which excludes all fossil-generated hydrogen, electricity and heat. This will allow the focus to remain on the many existing safe, efficient and economically viable ways to produce fully decarbonised electricity and heat from renewables.

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  • 12 September 2019

    New position paper! Let’s keep fossil fuels out of green investments

    We call for a truly sustainable EU Taxonomy, which excludes all fossil-generated hydrogen, electricity and heat. This will allow the focus to remain on the many existing safe, efficient and economically viable ways to produce fully decarbonised electricity and heat from renewables.

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  • 03 September 2019

    Stricter regulations are needed for electric heaters

    Consumers are not informed of the poor performance of portable electric heaters, which can still be bought for very low prices (around 20€) and can effectively comply with the existing regulation with a simple mechanic thermostat control4. The low purchase price is however offset by the related energy consumption which inflates the electricity bills. Something consumers may not fully realise when making that purchase. Electric heaters should be included in the scope of the Energy Labelling Regulation!

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  • 12 June 2019

    For Better Not Worse: Applying Ecodesign Principles to Plastics in the Circular Economy

    The report offers a comprehensive analysis of the existing policy tools, and makes four policy recommendations to drive a more environmentally-sound design of plastic and products containing plastic in a circular economy.

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  • 22 February 2019

    ECOS Work Programme 2019

    ECOS Work Programme 2019 is now available for download! Take a look at our priorities!

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  • 15 March 2018

    ECOS Work Programme 2018

    Learn about our activities planned for 2018!

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  • 28 February 2017

    ECOS Work Programme 2017

    Read all about our 2017 activities!

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  • 27 May 2019

    Declaration – Construction in the circular economy: Towards circular materials, products and buildings

    ECOS supports the joint NGO-industry declaration on circular economy in construction, which calls for a comprehensive strategy to address circularity in buildings – a key consumption area making significant environmental impacts.

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  • 17 May 2019

    ECOS Annual Report 2018

    ECOS had a fantastic 2018! Our successes helped shape standards and laws combatting climate change, promoting clean energy and a circular economy.

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  • 10 May 2019

    The Energy Label should go circular!

    As Europe works towards revamping this well-known EU guide to better products, ECOS argues it is high time for the Energy Label to also inform consumers on the durability and repairability of products, and help meet the Circular Economy objectives.

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