Official Journal (L Series): Commission Decision (EU) 2017/1508 of 28 August 2017 on the reference document on best environmental management practice, sector environmental performance indicators and benchmarks of excellence for the food and beverage manufacturing sector under Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS)

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1505 of 28 August 2017 amending Annexes I, II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS)

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Event: progRESsHEAT workshop – Navigating the transition to renewable heating and cooling in Europe: Policy recommendations and lessons learned from local case studies (Copenhagen, Denmark, 11 September 2017)

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Agenda: Meeting of the Eco-Design Consultation Forum/ Enterprise and Industry + Energy (15 September 2017)

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Event: Cumulative Cost Assessment of the EU Ceramics and Glass Industries (Brussels, 30 October 2017)

Based on over 100 interviews conducted with European producers of ceramics and glass, the Cumulative Cost Assessment of the EU ceramics and glass industries quantified the regulatory costs generated in the last 10 years by EU legislation and affecting the following sectors: bricks and tiles, ceramic tiles, refractories, flat glass, glass tableware and packaging glass.

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Commission Expert Group for Bio-based Products (7 April 2017)

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Commission Delegated Directive (EU) …/… amending, for the purposes of adapting to scientific and technical progress, Annex III to Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards an exemption for cadmium in colour converting light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for use in display systems

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Commission Staff Working Document: EU Green Public Procurement criteria for Furniture

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Press Release: Good shoes take you good places – the rise of bio-based footwear

More shoes, more problems? Global shoe consumption grows continuously and brings with it environmental impacts during production and disposal. But bio-based, biodegradable and recycled footwear can now help you to reduce your environmental footprint!

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Official Journal (C Series): Commission communications with regard to energy labelling, general product safety and laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products

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Report from the Commission assessing the 2022 requirement to avoid highly global warming Hydrofluorocarbons in some commercial refrigeration systems

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UPDATED – Agenda: Meeting of the Eco-Design Consultation Forum / Enterprise and Industry + Energy (27 March 2017)

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EU Fact Sheet: Public procurement contracts

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UPDATED – Report: Best Environmental Management Practices in the Telecommunications and ICT Services Sector (17-18 November 2016)

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Position of the European Parliament: Setting a Framework for Energy Labelling

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Minutes: Meeting of the European Union Eco-labelling Board (20-21 March 2017)

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Press Release: Commission publishes new energy efficient labelling regulations to empower consumers

The new EU Regulation setting a framework for energy labelling, simplifying and updating the energy efficiency labelling requirements for products sold in the EU, has been published in the EU’s Official Journal. In the future, all products will be labelled on a new, updated and clearer scale from A (most efficient) to G (least efficient).  Full article…

Consultation on the Evaluation of the Environmental Technologies Verification Pilot Programme

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Event: Nature-based solutions: from innovation to common-use (Tallinn, 24-26 October 2017)

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UPDATED – Briefing: Framework for energy efficiency labelling

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Press Release: Home Energy Saving Kit – find out more about the Sustainable Energy Awards winner

In June 2017, as part of EU Sustainable Energy Week, four innovative sustainable energy projects received EU Sustainable Energy Awards. The Home Energy Saving Kit project, which supplies energy saving toolkits to households in Dublin, Ireland, was the winner of the Consumers category. Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Communications Manager for the company behind the project, explains further.

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Official Journal (L Series): Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2017 setting a framework for energy labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU

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Wearable technologists Engage with Artists for Responsible Innovation

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Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank — Clean Energy For All Europeans’

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Official Journal (L Series): Commission Decision (EU) 2017/1392 of 25 July 2017 amending Decision 2014/350/EU establishing the ecological criteria for the award of the EU Ecolabel for textile products (notified under document C(2017) 5069)

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