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Energy Labelling of Domestic Appliances

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Overview

The energy demand in households accounts for 25% of the final energy needs in the EU. Electricity used for domestic appliances in households show the sharpest increase. Higher standards of living and comfort, multiple purchases of electric appliances and the growing need for air-conditioning are main reasons for this trend to prevail. Energy consumption by consumer electronics and new media as Internet is also steadily growing.

The response is to act in two complementary ways:

  • Energy Labelling of household appliances: Seen that the market of household appliances such as washing machines, dishwasher, oven, air-conditioning systems etc. are highly visible to the consumer, the intention is to increase consumer’s awareness on the real energy use of household appliances through a liable and clear labelling in their sales points.
     

  • Minimum Efficiency Requirements: Compulsory minimum efficiency requirements will encourage producers of household appliances to improve the product design in view to lower the energy consumption at their use.

Directives

Energy Labelling of household appliances:

  • Commission Directive 2003/66/EC of 3 July 2003 amending Directive 94/2/EC implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household electric refrigerators, freezers and their combinations (Text with EEA relevance)
    OJ L 170, 9.7.2003, p. 10–14

    Dates: of document: 03/07/2003; of effect: 29/07/2003; Entry into force Date pub. + 20 (See Art 4); of transposition: 29/06/2004, at the latest (See Art 3)
     

  • Commission Directive 2002/40/EC of 8 May 2002 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household electric ovens (Text with EEA relevance)
    OJ L 128, 15.5.2002, p. 45–56

    Dates:  of document: 08/05/2002; of effect: 30/05/2002; Entry into force Date pub. + 20 (See Art 7); of effect: 01/01/2002; Implementation (See Art 5) deadline: 31/12/2002, at the latest (See Art 5)
     

  • Commission Directive 2002/31/EC of 22 March 2002 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household air-conditioners (Text with EEA relevance)
    OJ L 86, 3.4.2002, p. 26–41

    Dates: of document: 22/03/2002; of effect: 23/04/2002; Entry into force Date pub. + 20 (See Art 6); deadline: 31/12/2002, at the latest (See Art 5.1)
     

  • Commission Directive 1999/9/EC of 26 February 1999 amending Directive 97/17/EC implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household dishwashers (Text with EEA relevance)
    OJ L 56, 4.3.1999, p. 46–46

    Dates: of document: 26/02/1999; of effect: 07/03/1999; Entry into force Date pub. + 3 (See Art 2)
     

  • Commission Directive 98/11/EC of 27 January 1998 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household lamps (Text with EEA relevance)
    OJ L 71, 10.3.1998, p. 1–8

    Dates: of document: 27/01/1998; of effect: 30/03/1998; Entry into force Date pub. + 20 (See Art 5); of transposition: 14/06/1999 (See Art 4)
     

  • Commission Directive 97/17/EC of 16 April 1997 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household dishwashers (Text with EEA relevance)
    OJ L 118, 7.5.1997, p. 1–25

    Dates:  of document: 16/04/1997; of effect: 27/05/1997; Entry into force Date pub. + 20 (See Art 5); of transposition: 15/06/1998 (See Art 4); of transposition: 31/12/1998; Application (See Art 4)
     

  • Commission Directive 96/89/EC of 17 December 1996 amending Directive 95/12/EC implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household washing machines (Text with EEA relevance)
    OJ L 338, 28.12.1996, p. 85–85

    Dates:  of document: 17/12/1996; of effect: 17/01/1997; Entry into force Date pub. + 20 (See Art 3); of transposition: 15/04/1997, at the latest; Adoption (See Art 2.1); of transposition: 15/05/1997; Application (See Art 2.1)
     

  • Commission Directive 96/60/EC of 19 September 1996 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household combined washer-driers
    OJ L 266, 18.10.1996, p. 1–27

    Dates: of document: 19/09/1996; of effect: 07/11/1996; Entry into force Date pub. + 20 (See Art 6); of transposition: 15/07/1997, at the latest; Adoption (See Art 4); of transposition: 01/08/1997; Application (See Art 4)
     

  • Commission Directive 95/13/EC of 23 May 1995 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household electric tumble driers
    OJ L 136, 21.6.1995, p. 28–51

    Dates: of document: 23/05/1995; of effect: 11/07/1995; Entry into force Date pub. + 20 (See Art 5); of transposition: 01/03/1996, at the latest; Adoption (See Art 4); of transposition: 01/04/1996; Application (See Art 4)
     

  • Commission Directive 95/12/EC of 23 May 1995 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household washing machines
    OJ L 136, 21.6.1995, p. 1–27

    Dates: of document: 23/05/1995; of effect: 11/07/1995; Entry into force Date pub. + 20 (See Art 5); of transposition: 01/03/1996, at the latest Adoption (See Art 4); of transposition: 01/04/1996; Application (See Art 4)
     

  • Commission Directive 94/2/EC of 21 January 1994 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household electric refrigerators, freezers and their combinations 
    OJ L 45, 17.2.1994, p. 1–22 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT)

Dates: of document: 21/01/1994; of effect: 09/03/1994; Entry into force Date pub. + 20 (See Art 5); of transposition: 31/12/1994, at the latest (See Art 4); of transposition: 01/01/1995; Application (See Art 4)

  • Council Directive 92/75/EEC of 22 September 1992 on the indication by labelling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by household appliances
    OJ L 297, 13.10.1992, p. 16–19 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT)

Dates: of document: 22/09/1992; of notification: 02/10/1992; of effect: 02/10/1992; Entry into force Date notif.; of transposition: 30/06/1992, at the latest (See Art 14)

Commission communications

  • Commission communication in the framework of the implementation of Commission Directive 2002/31/EC of 22 March 2002 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household air-conditioners — Publication of titles and references of harmonised standards under the directive
    Official Journal C 115 , 30/04/2004 P. 0035 - 0035


Stakeholder Consultation
Consultation now closed

Stakeholder consultation on the revision of Energy Labelling Framework Directive 1992/75/EEC

Commission working document on stakeholder consultation
MS Word version of the working document

Background study on impact assessment:

Main report
Impact assessment study on a possible extension, tightening or simplification of the framework directive 92/75 EEC on energy labelling of household appliances
Appendix 1
Literature review
Appendix 2
Product studies
Appendix 3
Stakeholder interviews – country reports

Contributions

Type of stakeholder Stakeholder
National Governments and Administrations

BE Federal Public Energy- policy options
BE Federal Public Energy - questions
BE Federal Public Service - environment
DE German delegation
DK Danish Energy Agency
EE Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
FI Ministry of Employment and the Economy
IT Ministry of the Economic Development
NL Ministry of EA SenterNovem
NO Norwegian Pollution Control Authority
UK Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

European Associations and Groupings

ANEC
beuc
ceced
C.E.L.M.A
CEMEP
Eaa
Eceee
EHCA
EICTA
ELC Federation
EnR
Environmental NGOs
ES-SO
ETRMA
EuroACE
EuroCommerce
EURO COOP
Eurofuel
EuroWindoor
FIEEC
Glass for Europe
Marcogaz
ORGALIME
T&E
VDMA

Industry

AvD
Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH Germany
Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH Portugal and Spain
Bosch Thermotechnology UK
Buderus Italia srl – Bosch Group
Buderus Romania
CBI
DOVISTA
HHIC
Intellect
KINGFISHER
MMM
OFTEC
PHILIPS
Robert Bosch
VELUX

Other

CEECAP
Dena
Energy Saving Trust
HDE
JBCE
KEPKA
LACORS
Leonardo ENERGY
NCC
Oxford University
rreuse
TNO
University of Reading
Vienna Ombudsoffice for Environmental Protection
WHISPERGEN
WKO
Mr. Naidin

Contributions received after the close of consultations Eurelectric

Summary of stakeholder consultation meeting

Summary results of the web-based stakeholder consultation

 Contact

For further information, please write to TREN-EnergyLabelling@ec.europa.eu

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last update: 16-09-2008