Building on the 2020 Climate and Energy Package, the 2030 Climate & Energy Framework sets a target of at least a 32.5% improvement in energy efficiency. Achieving this ambitious goal requires, amongst other things, an effective market surveillance, which will help deliver the intended economic and environmental benefits of the EU Energy Labelling and Ecodesign regulations.
Part of the challenge is that some products sold on the market consume more energy than allowed by the legislation and declared by the manufacturers. This session will highlight how a series of pan-European market surveillance projects implement change in the ground to help shape the future of EU’s market surveillance on energy efficiency. Defeat devices, circumvention, testing of products, metrics to enable better and more comprehensive assessment of impacts and energy savings are all key topics on our agenda.
The seminar will introduce several initiatives funded by the H2020 programme which raised confidence among purchasers, manufacturers, and retailers, helped to maintain a level playing field for compliant economic operators, and improved the impact of EU energy efficiency legislation:
- the EEPLIANT trilogy – organised by PROSAFE and market surveillance authorities (MSAs) focusing on a range of energy-related products and tools to support market surveillance;
- ANTICSS – focusing on defining, identifying and eliminating circumvention; and
- INTAS – a project addressing challenges of conducting market surveillance of large industrial products.
Lead experts from MSAs, the European Commission, and civil society will share best practices and discuss policy challenges based on the practical work undertaken in the above projects. Speakers will describe the actions that have been or will be taken to mobilise and build market surveillance capacity in the Member States with the aim to delivering a more compliant and energy efficient European Union market.
The event targets the governmental institutions, business and industry, civil society, academia and policy makers interested in the practical implementation of energy efficiency targets.