From 20 June consumers will see a new energy saving
rating label when buying TVs, washing machines, dishwashers and
fridge freezers to help make the right choice on what product is
best for the environment.
And to raise awareness of the new rating system Environment
Secretary Caroline Spelman has launched a campaign to help
consumers choose the most efficient product which will save them
money and lower their carbon footprint.
The European Energy Label shows how efficiently a product uses
New products labels are being introduced that will rate
appliances on a scale from dark green (most efficient) to red
The ratings generally go from A to G. The new labels will
see the introduction of A+, A++ and A+++ as products become
more energy efficient. For the most efficient product, look
for the darkest green band.
You can also look at the amount of energy that the product uses
in an hour (kWh). The lower this number is, the less energy the
For more information visit the Defra
(Department of Food Environment and Rural Affairs)website.
Last Updated - 01/11/2011