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Energy Efficiency: MEPs to Vote on Binding New Rules for Labeling


Energy Efficiency: MEPs to Vote on Binding New Rules for Labeling

New, simplified labeling systems aim to make it easier for consumers to buy energy efficient household appliances. The new labeling rules were debated on Monday July 4 by MEPs at the EU parliament and will […]

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US DOE Publishes a Final Rule on Energy Conservation Standards for Battery Chargers

A Federal Register notice of final rule has been published by the US Department of Energy (DOE) relating to energy conservation standards for battery chargers. The date for compliance with the agreed standards established in […]

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Sweden Publish Long-term Energy Policy

The Swedish Government and a number of Swedish political parties recently agreed on a deal on the country’s long-term energy policy.  The agreement provides a common roadmap for a controlled transition to a fully renewable […]

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Proposed Changes to Test Procedures for Battery Chargers

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking in relation to test procedures for battery chargers. A public meeting will take place on September 15, 2015 in […]

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Draft Final Rule On AEDM for HVAC, Refrigeration and Water Heating Issued

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is revising its regulations governing DOE verification testing of industrial equipment covered by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act rated with alternative efficiency determination methods (AEDMs). Following a negotiated […]

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Energy Standards for Commercial Clothes Washers Amended By US DOE

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it is amending energy conservation standards for commercial clothes washers (CCWs). The effective date of this rule is February 13, 2015 and companies must comply to the […]

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Amendments Proposed to Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machine Test Procedure By US DOE

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) in relation to proposed amendments to its test procedure for refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machines (BVM). The amendments include: […]

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ENERGY STAR Final Draft Version 6.1 for Computers Announced

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the final draft of Version 6.1 ENERGY STAR® Computer specification that adds slates/tablets to its scope, as well as the Final Draft Computer Test Procedure developed by […]

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US DOE Releases Test Data & Request for Information on Battery Charger Test Procedures

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released the test results of new battery chargers to supplement its earlier analysis. The results have shown some inconsistencies when compared with the data reported in the California […]

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US DOE Amends Energy Standards for Walk-in Coolers and Freezers

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is adopting amended energy conservation standards for the main components of walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers (walk- ins), refrigeration systems, panels, and doors. The amended standards are in relation […]

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US DOE Publishes Final Rule for Commercial HVAC, Water Heating, and Refrigeration Equipment Certification

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is revising and expanding its existing regulations covering the compliance certification of applicable energy conservation standards and the reporting of related ratings for commercial heating, ventilating, air- conditioning (HVAC), […]

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Approval of Standards for External Power Supplies under the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products in the US

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved amendments to the energy conservation standards which currently apply to External Power Supplies, and established new energy conservation standards for External Power Supplies that are currently not […]

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Proposed Rules on Test Procedures for Commercial Clothes Washers Issued by US DOE

A pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for commercial clothes washers has been issued by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The proposed amendments include revisions to the DOE’s test procedures […]

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