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Ecodesign and Energy Labelling regulations published in the OJEU

December 2019

Both the ED (2019/2024) and EL (2019/2018) regulations covering ‘Refrigerating appliances with a direct sales function’ have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union on December, 5th,2019.

To support its climate change strategy, the European Union is committed to a 20 % improvement in energy efficiency by 2020 and a 32.5 % improvement by 2030. 


The measures which the Commission has established to achieve these targets include a focus on greener product design (“ecodesign”) and consumer information (through energy labelling).

From March 1st, 2021, only the products with the following minimum energy efficiency requirements will be sold in Europe:

All equipment

March 2021: EEI<100
September 2023: EEI<80 


Ice Cream freezers

March 2021: EEI<80
September 2023: EEI<50

(EEI, Energy Efficiency Index)

All products shall have a printed energy label with A to G scale and annual energy consumption directing the market towards more efficient products by better informing consumers.


Topics: Ecodesign and Energy Labelling

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