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Supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of household refrigerating appliances (Text with EEA relevance)
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COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) No 1060/2010

of 28 September 2010

supplementing Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to energy labelling of household refrigerating appliances

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

  • Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
  • Having regard to Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the indication by labelling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products(1), and in particular Article 10 thereof,

Whereas:

  1. Directive 2010/30/EU requires the Commission to adopt delegated acts as regards the labelling of energy-related products representing significant potential for energy savings and having a wide disparity in performance levels with equivalent functionality.
  2. Provisions on the energy labelling of household refrigerating appliances were established by Commission Directive 94/2/EC of 21 January 1994 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household electric refrigerators, freezers and their combinations(2).
  3. The electricity used by household refrigerating appliances accounts for a significant share of total household electricity demand in the Union. In addition to the energy efficiency improvements already achieved, the scope for further reducing the energy consumption of household refrigerating appliances is substantial.
  4. Directive 94/2/EC should be repealed and new provisions should be laid down by this Regulation in order to ensure that the energy label provides dynamic incentives for manufacturers to further improve the energy efficiency of household refrigerating appliances and to accelerate the market transformation towards energy-efficient technologies.
  5. The combined effect of the provisions set out in this Regulation, and in Commission Regulation (EC) No 643/2009 of 22 July 2009 implementing Directive 2005/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for household refrigerating appliances(3), could amount to annual electricity savings of 6 TWh by 2020(4), compared to the situation if no measures were taken.
  6. There is also an opportunity for energy savings for products in the growing markets of absorption-type refrigerating appliances and wine storage appliances. Those appliances should therefore be included in the scope of this Regulation.
  7. Absorption-type refrigerating appliances are noiseless, but consume significantly more energy than compression-type appliances. In order for end-users to make an informed decision, information on airborne acoustical noise emissions of household refrigerating appliances should be included on the label.
  8. The information provided on the label should be obtained through reliable, accurate and reproducible measurement procedures that take into account the recognised state-of-the-art measurement methods including, where available, harmonised standards adopted by the European standardisation bodies, as listed in Annex I to Directive 98/34/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 June 1998 laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical standards and regulations and of rules on Information Society services(5).
  9. This Regulation should specify a uniform design and content for the label for household refrigerating appliances.
  10. In addition, this Regulation should specify requirements as to the technical documentation and the fiche for household refrigerating appliances.
  11. Moreover, this Regulation should specify requirements as to the information to be provided for any form of distance selling, advertisements and technical promotional materials for household refrigerating appliances.
  12. It is appropriate to provide for a review of the provisions of this Regulation taking into account technological progress.
  13. In order to facilitate the transition from Directive 94/2/EC to this Regulation, household refrigerating appliances labelled in accordance with this Regulation should be considered compliant with Directive 94/2/EC.
  14. Directive 94/2/EC should therefore be repealed,

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