Coolproducts conference: Ecodesign: Energising European Economies

Ecodesign, the ‘forgotten’ energy directive in the present political debate on energy efficiency, takes centre stage during this Sustainable Energy Week event. Holding the same potential CO2-savings as the ETS, it is unfortunate this directive is laying low in the political arena.

In this afternoon event, the Coolproducts campaign and its partners will showcase what Ecodesign can bring to European economies, consumers and businesses in terms of potential energy savings and energy security. Manufacturers, NGOs and researchers will look at the upside of Ecodesign as well as point out where there is room for improvement.

Join our discussions! On Thursday 21st June we're meeting in Brussels at the Hotel Martin's Central Park. Please register for the limited seats on the or send an email to Esta dirección electrónica esta protegida contra spambots. Es necesario activar Javascript para visualizarla .


The afternoon will be moderated by Monica Frassoni, former MEP and president of the European Alliance to Save Energy.

The program for the afternoon is:

14.00 Welcome by the chair

14.10 Introduction of the political debate by Ron Wit, head of the Energy Team at Natuur & Milieu, member of Coolproducts

14.25 Presentation of the study “Ecodesign: improving European economies” by Edith Molenbroek from Ecofys, highlighting the economic benefits of Ecodesign

14.50 Samuel Shiroff, Bosch Siemens Home Appliances Groups, presents the view of BSH on Ecodesign and successful product policy

15.00 Researcher Paul Waide, presentation of an international comparison of product policy (tbc)

15.20 Break

15.40 Presentation of the joint statement by Coolproducts, Bosch Siemens Home Appliances groups, Philips, Electrolux and other companies on the future of Ecodesign

16.00 Paul Hodson, Head of Energy Efficiency Unit at the European Commission, gives his reaction

16.10 Floor is open for Q&A to the speakers and discussion

16.45 Closing, joint drinks



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