CLASP Showcases Universal Labeling Module at the European Sustainable Energy Week

Marie Baton, Consultant Senior Adviser for CLASP Europe, presented a universal labeling module, designed to make it easier for online retailers to comply with energy label regulations.

Païline Caroni

On 20-22 June, CLASP Europe’s team joined the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) in Brussels to highlight the importance of energy efficiency and online energy labeling in Europe’s efforts to transition to more sustainable energy use.

In the session “Tapping the Full Potential of Energy Efficient Products via Digital Tools,” Senior Adviser Marie Baton showcased a new labeling module, which is part of a set of studies and tools which aim to improve online labeling compliance for retailers. CLASP’s labeling module, designed in conjunction with the now ready for retailers to pilot test.

Silvia Barlassina (the European Consumer Organisation), Sophie Attali (Guide Topten), Nick Dornheim (EuroCommerce), Marie Baton (CLASP), Paolo Tosoratti (European Commission), Niels Ladefoged (European Commission)

“The online labeling module provides correct, up-to-date information in the right format, in line with EU labeling regulations. Ultimately, the tool helps consumers make greener, more energy-efficient choices which will accelerate the clean energy transition, without increasing the burden on retailers.”

Nicole Kearney, CLASP Europe Director

Earlier this year, CLASP, with Center Data and Ipsos, conducted a behavior study of 4,800 European consumers across four countries to help improve online energy labeling[1]. The preliminary findings indicate that the majority of consumers would be likely or very likely to purchase an appliance online (85%) or do online research prior to visiting a brick-and-mortar shop (93%). CLASP will release the full report by the end of 2023.

As the world increasingly digitalizes, new tools can promote energy-efficient technologies. The panelists, which included speakers from the European Commission, the European Consumer Organisation, EuroCommerce, and Guide Topten, stressed the need for transparency, improved consumer awareness, and more appliance options that are sustainable and efficient.

The European Sustainable Energy Week is the biggest annual event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe and is organised by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy in Brussels.

More information on CLASP’s online labeling module will be provided in an upcoming webinar, which will be announced in the near future.



[1] This research is being undertaken to develop recommendations for the European Commission in order to simplify energy labeling requirements for online retailers.


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