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EC commits EU to Energy Star

Posted 20 December 2007 by Trevor Bowden to Ecolabel News.

“The requirement of the new Energy Star Regulation to apply ambitious energy efficiency criteria in the public procurement of office equipment will further push manufacturers to put efficient equipment on the market while making good use of public money. This achievement proves the EU’s commitment to turn ambitious energy efficiency goals into reality”, remarked Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs.

Source: Commissioner Piebalgs welcomes adoption of the new Energy Star programme (

International  standards, written into procurement policies, driving efficiency.  Amazing. Congratulations all round.