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Five years left – How ecodesign and energy labelling can decarbonise heating

Decarbonising heating is both necessary and entirely possible. The good news is that the barriers to doing so are not technological — they are political. The legislative tools are already in place; they simply need sufficient strengthening.

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  • 10 December 2020

    Five years left – How ecodesign and energy labelling can decarbonise heating

    Decarbonising heating is both necessary and entirely possible. The good news is that the barriers to doing so are not technological — they are political. The legislative tools are already in place; they simply need sufficient strengthening.

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  • 10 December 2020

    Infographic – How ecodesign and energy labelling can decarbonise heating

    A quick visual overview of our report on how ecodesign and energy labelling can decarbonise the heating sector.

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  • 01 December 2020

    Moving Up A Gear – ECOS Vision Of Clean and Smart Mobility Supported By Environmentally Ambitious Standards

    That electric vehicle sales are on the rise is important and very positive, but we should not embrace the electrification of transport with our eyes closed. An electric vehicle revolution could also have negative consequences for the planet if policymakers do not act now to boost opportunities and tackle a number of outstanding transport issues, in particular related to environmental challenges presented by batteries, tyres and charging systems. This paper explores how European policies and standards can address these pressing environmental challenges.

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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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  • 12 January 2021

    Unbundling chargers and devices – ECOS answer to EU Commission’s survey

    A comprehensive decoupling policy could cut up to 29,000 tonnes of e-waste per year, as much as over 70 International Space Stations put together. The associated positive climate impacts would equal over 1,800 kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent spared, which corresponds to some 1 million cars being taken off our roads. We provided our views as part of a survey to inform a European Commission study assessing the sale of mobile chargers without a charger.

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  • 14 October 2020

    Discover our work – Spotlight on Electronic Waste

    Every year we generate over 10 million tonnes of e-waste in Europe ‒ it is one of our fastest growing waste streams. Only about half of the discarded appliances are collected, and just 40% are recycled ‒ far from the EU targets. Learn what we do tackle the e-problem!

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  • 22 September 2020

    Discover our work – Spotlight on cement & concrete

    Concrete is, after water, the material we consume the most. It is made of a mixture of gravel, sand, water and the key ingredient, cement, acting as the glue holding it all together. The main ingredient for common cement is the so-called “Portland clinker”. Its 3.2 billion tonnes produced each year contribute to the 8% of global CO2 emissions for which the sector is responsible. But clinker is far from irreplaceable. Read our one-pager and learn how cement impacts the environment and what we can do about that.

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