Mandatory energy labelling
Produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood

The following Environment practice note produced in partnership with Patrick Senior of Stephenson Harwood provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Mandatory energy labelling
  • Brexit
  • Ecodesign for Energy-related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
  • Implementation of mandatory energy labelling in the UK
  • Scope of the Regulations
  • Responsibilities of suppliers and dealers
  • Enforcement
  • Offences and penalties
  • Key changes implemented by the 2017 Regulations
  • Obligations of suppliers in relation to product information
  • More...

Mandatory energy labelling

Brexit

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements came to an end and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s legal regime.

Ecodesign for Energy-related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/539 as amended by the Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/1528 makes changes to the energy labelling framework in light of the UK’s exit from the EU, effective on IP completion day. Key changes include:

  1. changes to definitions in the Energy Information Regulations 2011, SI 2011/1524 eg amending definitions of ‘market surveillance authority’ and substituting ‘EU measures’ to mean ‘product specific measures’ to ensure the regulations can continue to operate in the post Brexit context

  2. amendments to definitions in the Retained Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2017 setting a framework for energy labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU making references to the ‘GB’ instead of the ‘Union’

  3. changes to terminology in the Retained Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 so that ‘the product database’ becomes ‘product information’, as

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