The European Commission has launched a review process to evaluate the effectiveness of the Directive 2010/30/EU on energy labelling as well as specific aspects of the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC. The aim of this study was to compile, analyse and provide the Commission with all the information required for the review, and to identify options and provide recommendations for a possible revision of the current legal framework which are included in the summary of this report.
To better steer future action a number of strategic priorities have been developed, in which the many recommendations are better organised and prioritised:
- revise the energy label;
- address market surveillance;
- increase support for the rulemaking process;
- update the Methodology for Ecodesign of Energy-related Products (MEErP);
- postpone scope extension.
In this list, the improvement of the current building blocks of product policy are prioritised over the implementation of new or extended ways of working.