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COM(2015) 345 final: Review of Directive 2010/30/EU on energy labelling

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REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL: Review of Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the indication of labelling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products



The Energy Labelling Directive (2010/30/EU) requires the Commission to evaluate the effectiveness of the Directive and submit a report to the European Parliament and Council by 31 December 2014. The Directive also requires a report on the delegation of powers by 19 June 2015, and a synthesis of the national market surveillance reports that the Member States have to submit every four years.


The 2012 report on the review of the Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC) concluded that an immediate revision of that Directive was not necessary, but that specific aspects for which insufficient information was available at the time of the review could be reassessed in the review of the Energy Labelling Directive in 2014, such as the effectiveness of implementing measures and harmonised standards and a closer coordination between the implementation of two Directives.


This report fulfils these requirements



Main conclusions


Based on the outcome of the evaluation, the Commission considers that a revision of the Energy Labelling Directive is appropriate. A legislative proposal for the revision of the Energy Labelling Directive accompanies this report, in particular to address the decreased effectiveness of the label and the weak enforcement.


With respect to the Ecodesign Directive, addressing the issues identified during the evaluation requires no legislative changes. In particular, addressing environmental impacts other than energy in the use phase (e.g. durability, recyclability, and reparability) can be taken up more systematically under ecodesign measures without the need for changing the legislative framework.



You can access the document at the relevant EUR-Lex webpage at the link below.