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UK: Amending Legislation on the Eco-design for energy-related products and energy information regulations 2021

JUNE 2021 - ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS

The Ministerial Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy of UK Statutory Instruments 2020 No. 2617 has amended 2021 No. 765 of 25/06/2021 act on the energy-related products and energy information regulations 2021.

The aim of the amendment is to provides new Eco-design and Energy Labelling requirements for certain energy-related products that are placed on the market in Great Britain. The Regulations will:

  • Update existing Eco-design requirements to increase the minimum energy performance and set material efficiency of electric motors, household washing machines/washer-dryers, household dishwashers, household refrigeration and electronic displays.
  • Introduce Eco-design requirements which set minimum energy performance and material efficiency standards for welding equipment and commercial refrigeration for the first time.
  • Introduce Energy Labelling requirements for commercial refrigeration to enable consumers to discern the most energy efficient products on the market.

Manufacturers, retailers, and consumers will be impacted by this Regulation.

 

[1] The Eco-design for energy-related products and energy information regulations 2021


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