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A7-0128/2010

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PV 19/05/2010 - 6.4
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P7_TA(2010)0178

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Wednesday, 19 May 2010 - Strasbourg
Labelling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products (recast) ***II
P7_TA(2010)0178A7-0128/2010
Resolution
 Annex

European Parliament legislative resolution of 19 May 2010 on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the indication by labelling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products (recast) (05247/1/2010 – C7-0094/2010 – 2008/0222(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: second reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Council position at first reading (05247/1/2010 – C7-0094/2010),

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2008)0778),

–  having regard to Article 251(2) and Article 95 of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C6-0412/2008),

–  having regard to the Commission Communication to Parliament and the Council entitled ‘Consequences of the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon for ongoing interinstitutional decision-making procedures’ (COM(2009)0665) and the addendum thereto (COM(2010)0147),

–  having regard to Article 294(7) and Article 194(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to the opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs on the proposed legal basis,

–  having regard to its position at first reading(1),

–  having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee of 24 March 2009(2),

–  after consulting the Committee of the Regions,

–  having regard to Rules 72 and 37 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the recommendation for second reading of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (A7-0128/2010),

1.  Approves the Council position;

2.  Approves the joint statement by Parliament, the Council and the Commission annexed to this resolution;

3.  Takes note of the Commission statements annexed to this resolution;

4.  Notes that the act is adopted in accordance with the Council position;

5.  Instructs its President to sign the act with the President of the Council pursuant to Article 297(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

6.  Instructs its Secretary-General to sign the act, once it has been verified that all the procedures have been duly completed and, in agreement with the Secretary-General of the Council, to arrange for its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union;

7.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.

(1) Texts adopted, 5.5.2009, P6_TA(2009)0345.
(2) OJ C 228, 22.9.2009, p. 90.


ANNEX

Statements

concerning Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the indication by labelling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products (recast)

Statement by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on Article 290 TFEU

‘The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission declare that the provisions of Directive 2010/30/EU shall be without prejudice to any future position of the institutions as regards the implementation of Article 290 TFEU or individual legislative acts containing such provisions.’

Commission statements on certain provisions of Directive 2010/30/EU

Art. 1 (2)

‘When setting out the priority list of energy-related products referred to in Recital 7, the Commission will give due attention also to energy-related construction products, taking into account in particular the potential energy savings that could be achieved through the labelling of some of those products, given that buildings account for 40 % of total energy consumption in the EU.’

Art. 10

‘When preparing delegated acts under Directive 2010/30/EU, the Commission shall ensure that overlapping legislation is avoided and that overall consistency in the EU-legislation on products is maintained.’

Art. 10 (4)(d)

Significant proportion of products for the review of label classification

‘The Commission considers that the proportion of products in the two highest energy efficiency classes is considered to be significant when it can be estimated that

   either the number of models available on the internal market which achieve class A+++ or A++ is about one third or more of the total number of relevant models available,
   or the share of the annual sales of products in the internal market which achieve class A+++ or A++ is about one third or more,
   or both.‘

Commission statement on consumer information

‘The Commission supports the use of Union instruments such as the Intelligent Energy-Europe Programme to contribute to:

   initiatives that raise end-users' awareness on the benefits of energy labelling
   initiatives that monitor the market evolution and the technological development leading to more energy efficient products, in particular by identifying the best performing models in the various product groups and making the information available to all interested parties, such as consumer organisations, industry and environmental NGOs with the view of large dissemination towards consumers.

Such monitoring could also serve as an indicator for the review of Labelling and/or Ecodesign measures under Directives 2010/30/EU and 2009/125/EC.‘

Commission statement on recess periods

‘The European Commission takes note that except in cases where the legislative act provides for an urgency procedure, the European Parliament and the Council consider that the notification of delegated acts shall take into account the periods of recess of the institutions (winter, summer and European elections), in order to ensure that the European Parliament and the Council are able to exercise their prerogatives within the time limits laid down in the relevant legislative acts, and is ready to act accordingly.’

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