Improving energy efficiency has an important role to play in delivering affordable, sustainable and secure energy for the UK.
The European Union requires that certain electrical goods display an EU energy label. The legislation provides information which is specific to each product category. Each label provides a comprehensive summary of the impact on the environment.
It rates products from dark green (most efficient) to red (least efficient). The label also shows annual energy consumption and provides other information which is relevant to that product such as water consumption, noise levels for washing machines and screen size for televisions.