Country:European Union
Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:2001
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Voluntary Approaches
Policy Target:Residential Appliances>Computers
Agency:European Commission, DG Energy and Transport

An agreement was signed at the end of 2000 between the Government of the United States of America and the European Community intended to co-ordinate energy-efficient labelling programmes for office equipment. The Agreement is managed by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the European Commission and it will remain in force for an initial period of five years. The basic objectives underlying the new EC programme are firstly, to introduce in the Community the Energy Star logo as a sign or marking as defined in the agreement with the United States, secondly, to set the rules for its use and to prohibit its misuse and, thirdly, to establish the general rules and procedures for the implementation in the Community of the provisions of the agreement. The participation in the programme is voluntary. The Energy Star programme is expected to account for electricity savings of about 10 TWh per year by the year 2015. It shall maximise consumer and environmental benefits, by stimulating the supply of, and the demand for, energy efficient office equipment.

This record is superseded by:New EU-US Energy Star Agreement
This record supersedes:Energy-Efficiency Label (Energy Star)

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