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Energy labelling legislation

Energy labelling legislation

This page provides links to the full text of key pieces of environmental legislation relating to energy labelling. The websites hosting the legislation may list amendments separately.

If you are setting up an environmental management system (EMS) for your business, you can use this list to start compiling your legal register. Your legal adviser or environmental consultant will be able to tell you if other environmental legislation applies to your specific business.

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EU Regulation1369/2017: Setting a framework for energy labelling

Revokes Directive 2010/30/EU. Lays down a framework that applies to energy-related products placed on the market or put into service. It provides for the labelling of those products and the provision of standard product information regarding energy efficiency, the consumption of energy and of other resources, thus enabling customers to choose more efficient products and reduce energy consumption.

The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2015

Amend the 2010 and 2011 Regulations to include power transformers from 1 July 2015 and ventilation units from 1 Jan 2016

The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2014 No 1290 Adds a number of products into Schedule 1 of the 2010 regulations including vacuum cleaners, water heaters, domestic ovens ands range hoods and space heaters

The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2013 No 1232

Regulations to make provision relating to fans driven by motors with an electric input power between 125W and 500kW, directional lamps, light emitting diode lamps, household tumble driers and electrical lamps and luminaires.

The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2012 No 3005

Inserts additional products (water pumps, air conditioners and comfort fans) into the table in Schedule 1 of the Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products Regulations 2010. Amends items in the Energy Information Regulations 2011

The Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations amend the Energy Information Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/1524) These regulations implement Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council setting a framework for energy labelling. They alter the domestic enforcement regime for the labelling of energy-related products.

Energy Information Regulations SI 2011/1524 . Requires suppliers and dealers of certain energy-related products to provide energy efficiency labelling and information. The rules also introduce civil sanctions to the existing criminal sanctions for businesses that breach the regulations and a requirement for manufacturers to pay for testing if their product does not comply with ecodesign legislation.

European Community (EC) Regulation on energy labelling of televisions 1062/2010 Requires suppliers of television sets to label them, detailing their energy consumption and efficiency and other product information.

Energy Information (Dishwashers) Regulations SI 1999/1676 . Requires dishwasher suppliers to provide labels showing energy consumption, and dealers to display this information to potential buyers. There are also requirements for mail order and catalogue sales.

Energy Information (Household Refrigerators and Freezers) Regulations SI 2004/1468 . Expands energy efficiency ratings for certain appliances and requires household refrigerator and freezer suppliers to provide energy consumption information to potential buyers.

Energy Information (Washing Machines) Regulations SI 1996/600  Requires suppliers of household washing machines to provide energy consumption information on their products, and dealers to display this information to potential buyers.

.Energy Information (Washing Machines) (Amendment) Regulations SI 1997/803. Updates 1996/600 to exclude washing machines with no internal water heating capacity and defines 'enforcement action'.

Energy Information and Energy Efficiency (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations SI 2001/3142.  Updates 1994/3076, 1996/600, 1996/601, 1997/1624, 1999/1676 and 1999/1517 mainly on suppliers' duties to retailers and how retailers must provide information to consumers.


Further information

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In this Guideline

Energy labelling: Which products does it apply to?

Energy labelling requirements

Ecodesign: What products does it apply to?

Ecodesign requirements

Energy labelling legislation

Ecodesign of energy-related products legislation

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