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Stakeholders react to MarketWatch

We held a packed final project meeting in Brussels last week. Besides unveiling our final retail and laboratory findings, we were joined by MEP Dario Tamburrano, leading the revision of the energy label for Parliament. As such, the meeting was useful not only as a snapshot of the state of play of enforcement levels across much of the EU, but also a […]

1 in 5 home appliances using more energy than advertised – study

1 in 5 home appliances tested by NGOs using more energy than advertised 18 everyday products found breaking EU efficiency laws One in five home appliances tested by consumer and green groups consumes more energy than claimed on packaging. The three year investigation into fridges, dishwashers, light bulbs and other energy-using products found undeclared energy […]

Who is and isn’t playing by the rules?

MarketWatch final event with Dario Tamburrano What: The MarketWatch project has checked 737 stores and 103,141 products across Europe over three years to see if retailers and manufacturers are following energy labelling and Ecodesign rules. Retail results suggest some sectors are particularly problematic. Check and lab tests suggest problems in one out of every five products, concentrated […]

Trust in products after VWgate

TV makers questioned about VW-like software tricks and fridge-makers stripped of their energy label – recent media revelations may well have shaken trust in Europe’s energy label. So how far can the public now trust that colourful tool? There are some clear parallels with VWgate: government agencies saying TVs appear to be gaming official tests […]

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