The Ecodesign and Energy Labelling policies constitute effective tools to achieve major energy, resource and CO2 reductions, by banning from the market the least efficient products (Ecodesign), while pushing consumers towards better products (Energy Labelling). The ambitious implementation of these policies is vital for the success of the circular and clean energy agendas. We aim at ambitious requirements, both from an energy efficiency and material efficiency perspective, for as many product types as possible.
Batteries from electric vehicles became a priority for the European Commission in 2019 and will be a priority for the Von der Leyen Commission too. The fast-track ecodesign preparatory study is now finished, and a follow-up study looking at other aspects will be finalised in January 2020.
In October, ECOS successfully co-initiated the launch of an advisory group at the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The group will focus on environmental aspects of standards related to lighting products and systems and will inform the work of the dedicated technical committee at the international level.
The EU has recently paved the way for longer-lasting products. Now we must enshrine this ambition into our future European Green Deal, Coolproducts campaigners wrote in a letter to the incoming European Commission this week.