Energy efficiency labelling: Parliament to vote on binding new rules
Parliament will set out its position on proposed binding new rules for energy efficiency labelling on household appliances in a resolution to be voted on Wednesday, after debating them on Monday. The draft text calls for a clear A to G scale for labelling the energy efficiency of household appliances, to replace the proliferating pluses in today's top class (A+, A++, A+++), within 5 years.
The text also calls for clear and legible labels showing the product model’s energy efficiency class its absolute consumption in kWh over a given period, to help consumers make informed choices and reduce their energy costs.
Debate: Monday, 4 July
Vote: Wednesday, 6 July
Procedure: Ordinary legislative procedure, first reading