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Press Release – Energy Star Agreement between the EU and the US
10.12.2012, 17:07 (CET)
The Minister of Commerce, Industry & Tourism Mr. Neoklis Sylikiotis and the European Commissioner for Energy, Mr. Günther Oettinger, signed today on behalf of the EU, the new Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the European Union, on the coordination of energy efficiency labelling programmes for office equipment. The agreement will now be forwarded to the US authorities and will enter into force after it is signed by the USA.

The European Energy Star Programme is a voluntary energy labelling programme for office equipment. The Energy Star logo helps consumers identify office equipment products that save energy and money. Manufacturers, assemblers, exporters, importers and retailers willing to place the Energy Star label on products meeting or exceeding energy efficiency guidelines are invited to register with the European Commission (EC).

The programme also promotes the manufacturing of energy-efficient office equipment and provides for the use of common energy specifications by manufacturers on both sides of the Atlantic. The Council decision on the signing and conclusion of the agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the European Union on the coordination of energy-efficiency labelling programmes for office equipment, was adopted by the Council on November 13, 2012.

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