On 30 November, representatives of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development (MIDR), Energy Efficiency Agency, State Inspectorate for non-Food Products Surveillance and Consumer Protection, together with the EU Delegation to Moldova and Energy Community Secretariat experts, discussed the transposition and implementation of the newest EU energy labelling regulations in Moldova. The new energy labels, scheduled to be adopted at the December Energy Community Ministerial Council in Vienna, will enable consumers to make better informed choices about their purchases, helping them to lower their energy bills and supporting the country’s decarbonization goals.
Moldova aims at being the first country within the Energy Community to transpose and implement the revised EU energy labelling regulations for a group of the most energy intensive household equipment, namely - televisions (and other electronic displays), lamps, refrigerating appliances, washing and drying machines and dishwashers. By adopting the new package of regulations, supported under the EU4Energy Governance project, Moldova will almost mirror the EU requirements in terms of products’ energy efficiency performance, additionally disclosed information, obligations of suppliers and dealers, measurement methods, verification procedures for market surveillance authorities, etc.
Meeting participants highlighted the importance of updating the national framework in the field and providing the market with re-fashioned labels, given that according to the recently published study by the National Bureau of Statistics, 45,1% of Moldovan households consider energy labels when buying equipment for their daily use.
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The EU4Energy Governance Project is co-funded by the European Union and implemented by the Energy Community Secretariat.