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Success guaranteed? The challenges of guarantees of origin for certified renewable hydrogen

Hydrogen is often proposed as a promising solution for climate neutrality, especially in those sectors where electrification seems difficult to achieve, including heavy industry, maritime transport and aviation. But can it really save the day?

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  • 18 March 2020

    Success guaranteed? The challenges of guarantees of origin for certified renewable hydrogen

    Hydrogen is often proposed as a promising solution for climate neutrality, especially in those sectors where electrification seems difficult to achieve, including heavy industry, maritime transport and aviation. But can it really save the day?

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  • 27 February 2020

    Long Live The Machine: How ecodesign & energy labelling can prevent premature obsolescence of laptops

    Our new report shows that the EU ecodesign and energy labelling regulatory instruments have a great potential to contribute to the reversal of the current throwaway culture, double laptop lifetimes, and save some 5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2030 – equivalent to taking nearly 3 million cars off the road.

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  • 14 January 2020

    Games Consoles: Position on the Proposed Updated Voluntary Agreement

    The game console industry has proposed an update of its Self-Regulatory Initiative (SRI) under the Ecodesign Directive, following an independent review study completed in 20191. The position paper summarises the views of environmental NGOs in relation to the revision and puts forward changes that are essential in order for the proposed SRI to constitute a genuine first step towards the level of ambition expected from an ecodesign measure.

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  • 02 March 2020

    Annual Review 2019

    In 2019, ECOS not only delivered on its objectives, but also continued to grow. Thanks to a committed team, members, external experts, and support from funders, we were able to expand our work to new policy areas and campaigns. Take a look at our Annual Review 2019!

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  • 20 January 2020

    Work Programme 2020

    2020 is shaping up to be a pivotal year. We will continue to help shape ambitious political, legislative and standardisation strategies to promote the urgent transition to a clean and circular economy and combat climate change. We will also keep pushing for the standardisation system at all levels to be more inclusive so as to enable effective participation of our environmental voice.

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  • 01 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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  • 27 February 2020

    Infographic – Long Live The Machine: How ecodesign & energy labelling can prevent premature obsolescence of laptops

    Our new infographic shows that the EU ecodesign and energy labelling regulatory instruments have a great potential to contribute to the reversal of the current throwaway culture, double laptop lifetimes, and save some 5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent by 2030 – equivalent to taking nearly 3 million cars off the road.

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  • 24 February 2020

    Discover our work – Spotlight on plastic pellets

    In the EU alone, 167 000 tonnes of plastic pellets enter the environment every year, making it the second largest source of primary microplastic pollution after tyre wear and tear. The good news is, this can easily be prevented. How? Read our one-pager and find out!

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  • 18 February 2020

    Discover our work – Spotlight on hydrogen

    The simplest, lightest and most plentiful element in the universe, hydrogen quickly rose on the political agenda as an easy way to decarbonise energy systems. Unfortunately, it is rather far from being a clean solution. Learn about our work on hydrogen and why we need to make sure that it is sourced from renewables.

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