UPDATED – Event: GPP Helpdesk Webinar on Road Lighting and Traffic Signals (Brussels, 10 October 2019)

Update – presentations from the above event are available.

Road lighting and traffic signals are essential to the safety of our streets, but also come with environmental impacts. To learn about the latest EU GPP Criteria, plus hear first-hand from good practice procurers, join the next EU GPP Helpdesk Webinar on Thursday 10th October (14.00 to 15.30 Brussels time). Registration is now open.

Agenda: Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Consultation Forum (main group) (30 October 2019)

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Agenda: Expert Group on laboratory alignment for the measurement of tyre rolling resistance (main group) (6 November 2019)

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Event: Blockchain in the energy sector: challenges and opportunities (Brussels, 24 October 2019)

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TechDispatch #2: Smart Meters in Smart Homes

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Press Release: IEA holding training week on energy-efficiency in South Africa

The IEA is holding its first ever Training Week on energy efficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa this week. The training, which is running from 14 to 17 October in Pretoria, South Africa, has brought together 150 policy makers from 33 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, and aims to equip them with knowledge and skills to deliver effective energy efficiency initiatives in their respective countries.

Call for Tenders: Preparatory study for the Ecodesign Working Plan 2020-2024

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Agenda: Working Party on Energy (15 October 2019)

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Question for Written Answer: Energy labelling of windows

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UPDATED – Agenda: Meeting of the Eco-Design Consultation Forum (Sub-Group Market Surveillance Authorities on the Product Registration Database for Energy Labelling) (12 April 2019)

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UPDATED – Press Release: The new ecodesign measures explained

Update: The ten Commission Regulations were added to this post.

Today, the Commission adopted 10 ecodesign implementing regulations, setting out energy efficiency and other requirements for the following product groups: Refrigerators, Washing machines, Dishwashers, Electronic displays (including televisions), Light sources and separate control gears, External power suppliers, Electric motors, Refrigerators with a direct sales function (e.g. fridges in supermarkets, vending machines for cold drinks), Power transformers and Welding equipment.

Press Release: New rules make household appliances more sustainable

In a continued effort to reduce Europe’s carbon footprint and to make energy bills cheaper for European consumers, the Commission today adopted new eco-design measures for products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions.Improving the ecodesign of products contributes to implementing the ‘Energy efficiency first’ principle of the EU’s Energy Union priority.

Press Release: 2019 call results: a significant increase in number of applications

The Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Call 2019 was published on 12 March 2019 with the deadline on 10 September 2019. In total, EASME received 279 proposals for the 16 topics of the call, representing a significant increase compared to last year.

Press Release: Cities and regions give a boost to climate action in New York

​​Members of the European Committee of the Regions encourage climate neutrality at the UN’s climate action summit and present acceleration actions to advance on the Sustainable Development Goals​

Report: A guide to the Clean Energy Ministerial

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Press Release: Energy efficiency first – accelerating towards a 2030 objective of 32.5%

Today the European Commission adopted three recommendations to help Member States put the clean energy transition into practice.

This post includes the three recommendations and their respective annexes.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ITRE Committee – Vote on Labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other essential parameters (25 September 2019)

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Agenda: Expert Group on laboratory alignment for the measurement of tyre rolling resistance (main group) (19 September 2019)

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Press Release: Continuous commitment towards sustainable energy for the defence and security sector

Defence is a central public sector which consumes a significant amount of energy. Increasing energy efficiency and boosting renewable energy can bring significant advantages to the sector and help with the protection of critical energy infrastructure.

Comitology Meeting: Energy Efficiency Directive Committee (Directive 2012/27/EU) (3 October 2019)

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Press Release: US Senator Lisa Murkowski becomes newest member of Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency

United States Senator Lisa Murkowski has agreed to become an honorary member of a high-level global commission seeking to jump-start action on energy efficiency by governments around the world, the International Energy Agency announced today.

Agenda: Working Party on Energy (17 September 2019)

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Press Release: Eurobarometer survey confirms public support for energy policy objectives

In terms of EU energy policy, the survey shows public acknowledgement for its role in shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources to combat climate change, decreasing energy consumption across the EU and facilitating more competitive prices for consumers.

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