Consumers likely to save thanks to annual energy costs indicator

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The Yearly Appliance Energy Cost Indication (YAECI) has been helping consumers in their purchasing decisions by displaying the yearly average running costs of domestic appliances and TVs on web-shops and by retailers in 9 EU countries.

“Consumers can now make better informed decisions when purchasing energy efficient appliances” highlights Rebecca van Leeuwen, coordinator of the project from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. The Energy Indicator of a product shows the

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  customer that even if a product is initially somewhat more expensive, it can in fact work out to be cheaper in the long-run, thanks to the lower annual running costs.

YAECI provides customers with information at the point of sale, specifically, on the yearly energy cost of a product i.e., Energy Indicator. This comes together with the existing energy label found in appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers, dryers, air-conditioners and televisions.

This three-year project co-financed by the European Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme was successfully completed and came to an end recently. Retailers and consumers wishing to learn more about the project and results can visit the YAECI website where the final YAECI report is now available for download.

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Yearly Appliance Energy Cost Indication (YAECI)

Intelligent Energy Europe

New funding opportunities: The EU’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) manages the funding for projects in this field.

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