Appliance makers press for eco-design legislation
(euractiv.com 22 Jun 12) Electronics giants Electrolux, Philips and the Bosch and Siemens Group said yesterday (June 21) that the European Commission must speed up the ecodesign legislation to help businesses and consumers save billions of euros through more efficient products.
In a joint statement with the Coolproducts Coalition, the companies called on the European Commission to accelerate the ecodesign regulation, which is supposed to deliver quick, practical results for achieving the EU 2020 energy savings targets.
“NGOs have been showing the amazing potential and value of the Ecodesign Directive for years and we’re delighted companies are now following suit in calling for stronger regulation,” said Stéphane Arditi, coordinator of Coolproducts, which includes several environmental groups.
The Ecodesign Directive sets minimum energy requirements for energy using products in Europe, covering over 40 product groups including televisions, boilers and fridges.
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