On 22 May 2023, the Council of the EU adopted its position (general approach) on the European Commission’s proposal for Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR).

The European Commission recently confirmed the additional stakeholder technical meeting on the review of Ecodesign requirements for space heaters as announced during the last Consultation Forum.

The minutes of the Consultation Forum of 07 March 2023 regarding the Ecodesign and the Energy Labelling of room air conditioners and of the Consultation Forum of 27 April 2023 regarding the Ecodesign and the Energy Labelling of space heaters have been circulated.

On 15-17 May 2023, Eurovent’s decision-making bodies met in Rotterdam for its Annual Meeting to discuss issues concerning regulations, developments and the future of the association.

On Thursday, 27 April, the European Commission held the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Consultation Forum meeting on the review of the regulations on space and water heaters (Regulations EU 811/2013, 812/2013, 813/2013 and 814/2013).

The European Environment Agency published the ‘Europe’s Air Quality status 2023’. It outlines concentrations of air pollutants in 2021 and 2022 for regulated pollutants in relation to EU air quality standards and WHO guidelines.

The April 2023 edition of the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) newsletter - including three new SRI factsheets related to the Domestic Hot Water, Electricity, and Monitoring & Control technical domains - has been released.

The European Environment Agency has published the ‘Annual EU greenhouse gas inventory 1990-2021 and inventory report 2023’, which is the EU’s official submission of greenhouse gas emission data to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  

Member states agreed on a mandate for the Presidency to start negotiations with the European Parliament on the F-Gas Regulation revision.

Eurovent signed a joint industry letter together with twelve other associations on COREPER, showing concern about the adopted European Parliament Report and the recently published Swedish Presidency compromise text.