The European Commission has just agreed on the revamp of the energy label for lighting, fridges, TV screens, dishwashers and washing machines. BEUC and its sister organisation ANEC - the consumer voice in standardisation - have long called for such an update, which will enable consumers to better understand how much energy their appliances consume.

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ANEC welcomes publication by ISO of the standard, ISO 21041 ‘Guidance on unit pricing’. We participated in the development of the standard which is intended to help consumers compare the prices between products and make more informed choices.

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A coalition of automotive supplier companies, cities and groups campaigning for greater road safety are calling on EU Ministers of Industry to give their full support to a proposed package of new vehicle safety measures at the EU Competitiveness Council meeting on Thursday 29 November. At the meeting in Brussels, industry ministers will outline their initial response, known as a “general approach”, to a package of 16 vehicle safety measures proposed by the European Commission in May.

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We welcome adoption of the European Standard, EN 17186 'Identification of vehicles and infrastructures compatibility - Graphical expression for consumer information on Electric Vehicle power supply’.

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The theme of this year’s World Standards Day is ‘Standards meet the Future’, as the rapid change, brought by a new generation of smart technologies, will need standards to help address the challenges ahead. But ANEC stresses that standards will meet the future only if they reflect the needs of civil society.

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