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Europump position paper on the review of “Regulation (EU) No 547/2012”


Europump position paper on the review of “Regulation (EU) No 547/2012”

Europump have been keen supporters of the European Commission in actively bringing into focus legislation concerning energy, the environment and beyond but to fully understand our
Commitment to the latest “Regulation (EU) No 547/2012”review, It is important to understand where we have come from. Europump engaged fully with the original LOT 11 study and when that initial study was first completed, it was assessed by the European Commission and its consultants that only some 5TWh of product saving would be available from the products in scope at that time. The decision of the Commission then was that this level of saving could not justify legislation and that the impact of such legislation would be too great for both manufacturers and users alike. Europump persisted however introducing the concept of an extended product approach (EPA) where we estimated that for LOT 11 some 60TWh of savings could exist. Eventually Europump and the Commission worked together to bring into effect product legislation “Regulation (EU) No 547/2012” for water pumps with a 0.4 MEI cut-off designed to remove the worst performing pumps. This agreed maximum product cut-off was made on the understanding that Europump would apply an EPA to circulating pumps and later to water pumps. Since then we have succeeded in bringing circulators (upto 2500W) into the scope of an EPA with supporting legislation and standards, creating a major technology shift and vast investment programme producing estimated savings of some 24TWh. We have helped also to bring about product legislation and standards to apply the 0.4 product cut-off for water pumps, again as agreed…

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