On 19 May 2010, the EU adopted the Directive 2010/30/EU on energy labels. Energy labels help consumers choosing products which save energy and thus money. They also provide incentives for the industry to develop and invest in energy efficient product design.
Delegated Regulations (EU)
The European Commission is required to evaluate the effectiveness of the Energy Labelling Directive and present a report to the European Parliament and Council by the end of 2014. An external evaluation study has started, for more information please consult the study website http://www.energylabelevaluation.eu/
The energy labels are provided with the view to help the implementation of the labelling delegated Regulations. In case of discrepancies with the delegated Regulations, the latter prevail. Neither the EU institutions and bodies nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for any inappropriate use of the energy labels.