This report was commissioned by The Greens / European Free Alliance in the European Parliament and produced by shecco. It provides insight in the ongoing evolutions, in particular it includes details on the retail sector.

The ATMOsphere review panel has now officially issued this call that runs until 15 November 2017. The case studies should focus on or be applicable to the Japanese market.

On 8 July 2015 these regulations were published.  The first tier for Ecodesign applies from 1 July 2016, the second on 1 July 2018 and the third on 1 July 2019. The transitional methods and a revised tool to calculate SEPR for condensing units have been made available.

On 8 July 2015 these regulations were published.  The first tier for Ecodesign applies from 1 July 2016, the second on 1 July 2018 and the third on 1 July 2019. The related draft communication with the references to standards, draft standards and transitional methods proposed by the Joint Industry Experts Group (JIEG) has been made available.

Under the Horizon2020 Innovation Framework Programme the EU is funding the project “SuperSmart”. This project looks at different possibilities to increase energy efficiency in supermarkets. It may support the possible introduction of an Ecolabel for supermarkets.

DG CLIMA of the European Commission has asked Öko-Recherche of Germany to carry out this study.  The Member States and selected stakeholders have been asked to provide input by 31 May 2016.

China Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Industry Association (CRAA), Chinese Association of Refrigeration (CAR), World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET), Xi'an Polytechnic University and University of Hull are organizing the 1st conference of a series of conferences that would be organised in cities along the “Silk Road” with the last conference taking in Europe.

In 2015 DG Energy asked a consortium led by Fraunhofer to map heating and cooling demands in the residential, commercial and industry sectors to support the Heating & Cooling Strategy as well as the reviews of the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Directive on the Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources.

On request of the Member States, the Commission will as soon as practicable organise a meeting on tolerances with experts from Member State authorities, measurement laboratories, industry, European Standardisation Organisations, and third countries.

DG GROW has just published the update of the “Blue Guide”. The 2016 version covers recent developments to ensure the broadest possible common understanding on implementation of the New Legislative Framework (NLF) for the marketing of products.

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