Energy-related products: call for evidence

Detail of outcome

The response to this call for evidence contributed to building the UK evidence base for energy-related products and will inform future policies which can contribute to greater carbon, energy, resource, and bills savings.

As announced in the Ten point plan for a green industrial revolution, the government will launch a policy framework for energy-related products later in 2021 where more detail will be set out on future policy and ambition.

Feedback received

Energy-related products: summary of responses to the call for evidence

Detail of feedback received

We received 74 responses to this call for evidence, from:

  • manufacturers
  • trade associations
  • members of the public
  • charities
  • NGOs
  • energy companies
  • water suppliers
  • consultancies
  • consumer groups

We have provided a summary of the responses to this call for evidence.

Original consultation


We’re seeking evidence to support our future UK products policy and our aim to achieve greater carbon savings.

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Consultation description

Energy-related products are goods such as washing machines, lighting and televisions, which use energy or affect energy consumption when in use or in standby mode.

This call for evidence explores how effective policies for energy-related products in homes and businesses can support the UK’s transition to net zero by 2050. In particular, we are seeking evidence on:

  • how to improve the efficacy of ecodesign and energy labelling policy in the UK to realise greater energy and carbon savings as well as other environmental benefits of more resource efficient products
  • whether better minimum energy performance standards and resource efficiency requirements could be set for certain products
  • whether there are any other policy measures that could help to increase the uptake of energy and resource efficient products

Please do not send responses by post to the department at the moment as we may not be able to access them.

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