More eco-friendly products for a low carbon future
The European Commission welcomes today’s adoption by the European Parliament of its proposal to push ahead the shift towards a low-carbon economy. The legal framework has been enlarged to all energy related products. So far eco-design requirements were restricted to energy-using product, such as boilers, water heaters, computers, televisions or industrial fans. If industry fails to act voluntarily, it will now be possible to set such standards for all energy related products including products which have a significant indirect impact on energy consumption during use, such as water-using devices and windows. Today’s vote allows a 1st reading adoption as the Member States have signalled their agreement.