AMDEA technical manager, Richard Hughes convenes the group which has developed standards to support the Standby and External Power Supplies Regulations.
AMDEA has also responded to a UK Government consultation on CERT (Carbon Emissions Reduction Target) – an obligation for energy suppliers to demonstrate how they have reduced household energy use – and on the proposed ‘Green Deal’.
New Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations for fridge freezers, washing machines and dishwashers became mandatory at the end of 2011 and revised regulations for tumble dryers have appeared in 2012. AMDEA continues to comment on proposals for labels on other products both through direct responses to UK Government Departments and indirectly to the European Commission via APPLiA.
In 2011, AMDEA also responded to UK Government consultations on ‘smart meters’ in which we reiterated the importance of standards and the necessity for UK meters to be ‘upgradable’ to meet any future Europe-wide requirements.