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Bulbs under the spotlight again NEW
Coolproducts Blog 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
This Friday experts from across Europe will be voting on new ecodesign rules for directional lighting – the type of lighting we use at home in our lighting appliances. This includes CFL, halogen and LED bulbs. A few years back we saw quite an a...
Last minute industry lobbying takes the steam out of boilers regulation NEW
Coolproducts Blog 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Weeks, 22 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Last week Europe took a good step towards reducing the emissions of up to 110 million tonnes of CO2 per year with a member state discussion on ecodesign and energy labelling regulations on boilers and water heaters – potentially triggering ener...
Philips, Electrolux, Bosch/Siemens support our call for stronger, faster ecodesign NEW
Coolproducts Blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
[Press release] Electronics giants Philips, Electrolux and the Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group are calling on Europe to ensure products are designed more sustainably to help combat climate change and help businesses and consumers sa...
Coolproducts conference: Ecodesign: Energising European Economies NEW
Coolproducts Blog 2 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 2 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Ecodesign, the ‘forgotten’ energy directive in the present political debate on energy efficiency, takes centre stage during this Sustainable Energy Week event. Holding the same potential CO2-savings as the ETS, it is unfortunate this dire...
Come talk to us about the potential of Ecodesign NEW
Coolproducts Blog 2 Years, 5 Months, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
While many have heard about the European Trading Scheme (ETS) to fight climate change, few people know that the Ecodesign Directive has even more potential for delivering greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. By 2020 both have the potential to save around...
Tumble driers energy use to shrink? NEW
Coolproducts Blog 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
They can sometimes shrink your clothes to a fifth of their normal size but tumble driers, particularly in colder and wetter climes, are essential when we are unable to hang our clothes outside. Unfortunately they can be energy guzzling monsters costi...
The paradox of air conditioners NEW
Coolproducts Blog 2 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
It’s getting warmer and more people are installing air conditioners in Europe every year meaning indoors we’re getting cooler but outdoors the climate will be getting a whole lot hotter. This is unless we can control the massive increase...
12 months after Fukushima, what has Europe learned? NEW
Coolproducts Blog 2 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
The focus must shift from how to generate more energy to how to save energy, argues the coolproducts coalition. The Fukushima nuclear disaster a year ago this month was a wake up call for much of Europe, alarming many about the legitimacy of nuclear...
Our George Clooney moment....! NEW
Coolproducts Blog 2 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 6 Days, 22 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
You may wonder, what on earth does he have in common with this blog? Well the European Union is currently regulating the energy efficiency of, yes....coffee machines. And, as we know, Mr Clooney has been for a few years the face of a brand of co...
The end of polar chill in supermarkets? NEW
Coolproducts Blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 14 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
As reported recently on our sister site Coolproducts.fr, France has announced a voluntary agreement to reduce electricity use in supermarkets. The sector agreed to put in place doors to close display fridges in their stores. This may seem like a...
Vacuum cleaners sucking up more electricity NEW
Coolproducts Blog 2 Years, 9 Months, 14 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
More power doesn’t mean better performance, and the modern day cleaner, which uses the energy of 10 large-screen TVs combined, should stop sucking up so much power.  Does a more powerful vacuum cleaner necessarily clean better? Today&rsquo...
ENDS Europe: Leap in ecodesign rules predicted for 2012 NEW
Coolproducts Blog 2 Years, 10 Months, 3 Days, 21 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Well respected environmental news outlet ENDS Europe reports on expectations for next year''s work on ecodesign. Thanks to ENDS for permission to re-publish this content. Leap in ecodesign rules predicted for 2012 20th December 2011 Next year could b...
Only real energy savings should be rewarded NEW
Coolproducts Blog 3 Years, 1 Week, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
The European Commission is discussing how to go about making Europe more efficient through the Energy Efficiency Directive. If pushed to its full potential, this Directive could secure massive energy and CO2 emissions savings and incidentally also en...
Vacuum cleaners: sucking up increasing amounts of electricity NEW
Coolproducts Blog 3 Years, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
More power doesn’t mean better performance, and the modern day cleaner, which uses the energy of 10 large-screen TVs combined, should stop sucking up so much power.  Does a more powerful vacuum cleaner necessarily clean better? Today&rsquo...
Awarding only the best energy savers NEW
Coolproducts Blog 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
The European Commission is discussing how to go about making Europe more efficient through the Energy Efficiency Directive. If pushed to its full potential, this directive could secure massive energy and CO2 emissions savings and incidentally also en...
Step forward to greener EU air conditioning products NEW
Coolproducts Blog 3 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
  PRESS RELEASE  [Brussels, June 1st] Member states yesterday voted in favour of strong ecological requirements for air-conditioners and fans, under the Ecodesign Directive. The coolproducts coalition welcomed this vote saying that while ma...
Debate on air conditioners hots up - PRESS RELEASE NEW
Coolproducts Blog 3 Years, 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 1 Minute ago
PRESS RELEASE [Brussels, 30th May, 2011] European countries will have the opportunity to save enormous amounts of energy on 31st May with member states voting on a regulation for air conditioners under the Europe-wide Ecodesign Directive, w...
Crunch time for boilers - and 100 million tons of CO2 at stake NEW
Coolproducts Blog 3 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 52 Minutes ago
  We’ve mentioned many times before the crucial importance of regulating the energy efficiency of the boilers we use to heat our homes. Finally, after years of debates and delays, the European Union's Ecodesign Directive and energy labelli...
Ecodesign process moves forward as washing machine, dishwasher requirements are adopted NEW
Coolproducts Blog 3 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Hour, 54 Minutes ago
So, it took nearly two years, but here they are: the Ecodesign rules on environmental performance and information requirements for domestic washing machines and dishwashers that are sold in the EU market. These have been set under the Eco-Design of E...
Looking back, with hopes for a better year in 2011 on Ecodesign NEW
Coolproducts Blog 3 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Hour, 54 Minutes ago
The year 2010 year was not a the best of years for Ecodesign policy implementation in the EU. Only three product Ecodesign implementing measures made it to the final stage of adoption: washing machines, dishwashers and non-domestic fans. This is disa...