As a member of the European Union, Sweden contributes to the development of minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and efficiency labeling programs through the European Commission. The Swedish Energy Agency represents Sweden in work with different EU directives on energy, such as the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives.
The Swedish Energy Agency is responsible for the implementation of EU Regulation into Swedish law and for negotiating standards with the European Commission and other Member States. The Swedish Energy Agency is also the national market surveillance authority responsible for monitoring and enforcing the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations.
Legislative S&L History
Energy using products policy in Sweden is driven by two key pieces of European legislation, the Ecodesign of Energy Related Products Framework Directive and the Energy Labeling Framework Directive. These are single market legislation and so are common to the whole of the EU. These are implemented through individual product specific regulations that set out the minimum standards, for energy efficiency and other environmental impacts, and for energy labels. By 2012-13 these product regulations will cover all significant domestic energy using products, most commercial products and some industrial products. Testing standards are also agreed at a European level.
S&L Regulatory Process
As a Member State of the European Union, Sweden follows the EU regulatory process. Read more.
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The Swedish Energy Agency is a government agency for national energy policy issues. The Agency’s mission is to promote the development of Sweden’s energy system so that it will become ecologically and economically sustainable.
Established in 2004, the EnR Labelling and Ecodesign Working Group aims to enhance the understanding and roles of its members and other European actors on renewable energy issues through information sharing and collaboration and by acting as a bridge between national activities and those of the European Community and other relevant international bodies. Sweden is a member of the EnR Labelling and Ecodesign network.
Ecolabelling Sweden is part of the Nordic Ecolabel Organization. It is responsible for criteria development, licencing and marketing of the Nordic Ecolabel and the EU Ecolabel in Sweden.