Given the complexity of energy labels, the European Commission adopted on 11 March a new energy efficiency labels, making them more understandable for consumers and help them make better-informed purchasing choices. The new labels cover dishwashers, washing machines and washer-dryers, refrigerators, lamps, electronic displays including televisions, and refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function.

“Energy efficiency first” is a central principle of the Energy Union strategy. In 2017,...

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