Ecodesign & Energy Label: Grasping financial & environmental benefits

Start/Stop Date:
20 Mar 2013
CoolProducts, co-hosted by Chris Davies, ALDE and Kathleen Van Brempt, S&D
European Parliament Room: ASP A5G1
Focus Areas:
ecodesign, energy labeling
Type of Event:

The Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Directives offer huge, continous potential to deliver environmental and financial benefits for citizens and businesses in Europe.

They can help save the equivalent of 17% of the EU electricity and 10% of the EU heat consumption by 2020, potentially saving €90 billion on energy bills.

As for climate change, these policies could surpass the European carbon trading scheme and enable 400 million tonnes of CO2 savings by 2020.

The European Commission wants to make 2013 a record year for the adoption of new implementation measures. Meanwhile, plans for 2014-2015 revisions of the Directives will start very soon, in the hope to unleash even more potential.

The role of the European Parliamenty will be crucial in the coming years.

Want to know more? Register for the lunch seminar here.

For more information contact Stephane Arditi

12.15 Welcome and Lunch start

12.35 Introduction: Chris Davies & Kathleen Van Brempt

12.45 Status, expectations and inspiration from similar policies in the world - Consultant Paul Waide

13.00 Going for Top performers: unleashing further potentials - Ines Oehme, Germany

13.15 The role of EP: 2watchdog" on delegated acts/need for an ambitious revision - An ITRE MEP (TBC)

13.30 EC Plans - Paul Hodson DG ENER

13.45 Ecodesign and resources use - DG ENV/DG ENTR

14.00 Coolproducts campaign: presentation and priorities

14.10 Remark by Chris Davies

14.14 Discussion

14.45 Final remark by Kathleen Van Brempt

14.50 Close

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