‘Right to repair’ law to come into effect this summer : worldnewsMarch 10, 2021
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The aim of the new rules is to extend the lifespan of products by up to 10 years, and officials estimate that higher energy efficiency standards will save consumers an average of £75 a year on bills over their lifetimes.
New energy labels have also been introduced this week to raise the bar because most products are classed as A+, A++ or A+++ thanks to energy efficiency standards introduced by the EU. The simplified system is based on an A-G scale, with a higher standard for each grade so that very few appliances will now make it into the top A group.
Emilie Carmichael from the Energy Saving Trust said: “Simplifying the way energy efficiency is displayed on labels will help consumers to make more informed choices to reduce their energy consumption and bills.”