Labelling and information on energy consumption of Domestic Use Equipment

Last updated: 5 November 2017
Royal Decree 124/1994, of 28 January, regulates the labelling and the information relating to energy consumption and other resources in household use appliances. This royal decree made up the Spanish regulatory framework to promote sustainability and provide the final consumer with uniform, comparable information on the energy consumption of these products. This regulation added to Spain's internal law Council Directive 92/75/EEC of 22 September 1992 indicating the consumption of energy and other resources of household appliances by labelling and standard product information. This Directive was amended by Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010, enlarging the scope of application to all energy-related products, and whose use may have either a significant direct or indirect impact of energy consumption. These changes demanded the amendment of Royal Decree 124/1994, through Royal Decree 1390/2011 of 14 October, through which Directive 2010/30/EU is added to Spain's legal system. This provides a more coherent, simplified framework on labelling, aimed at improving product energy and environmental features and promoting its use by consumers.

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