26 Nov '11, 11am

Energy efficiency: Slovenian legislation still not in line with EU ecodesign rules via @reworld

Brussels, 24 November 2011 - All energy using products have an impact on the environment during their life - spanning all phases from creation to disposal cycle, notably in terms of their greenhouse gas emissions. More than 80% of the environmental impact of a product is determined at the design stage. Thanks to EU ecodesign rules the least efficient devices are progressively being banned from the EU market and replaced by more innovative products with equal or better functionalities and good environmental performance. Despite a letter of formal notice sent on 27 January 2011, the Republic of Slovenia has not yet informed the Commission of the full transposition of the Ecodesign Directive into its national legislation. Therefore the Commission has today decided to send a reasoned opinion to the Republic of Slovenia to bring its national legislation in line with EU rules. I...

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