What is the Energy Labelling Directive?
The Energy Labelling Directive 2010/30/EU is a framework Directive which aims to facilitate the labelling of products so that the power consumption of one make and model can be compared to another allowing consumers to make informed purchasing decisions.
What are the policy objectives and the intended effects?
“Benefits of implementing a robust compliance and enforcement regime include:
a) cost savings in the form of reduced consumer energy bills, CO2 emissions savings and other environmental benefits;
b) delivery of the 2007 Energy White Paper commitments on raising product energy efficiency standards and stimulating global competition;
c) contribution towards the UK's 80% CO2 reduction targets; and
d) creating a level playing field for UK business. Failure to implement an effective compliance and enforcement regime could also result in significant EU fines and reputational damage for the UK”.
More information about the Regulations and how to comply can be found throughout the website, by downloading our energy information leaflet (PDF, 468 Kb) or via the energy information section of the Defra website.
You can contact us regarding the ELF Directive, implementing regulations or our enforcement methodologies via the About Us tab on the right hand side.
You can also visit the European Commission Energy Labelling website for further information.