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In a letter to all MEPs, Orgalime has expressed it’s concerns with respect to the upcoming votes of the European Parliament on the draft Podimata report and draft energy labelling implementation measures for refrigerators and TVs. Orgalime requests their support for resolving, what in our view, are major issues in the establishment of the European… » read more

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Orgalime have recently submitted their position papers for the recast of WEEE and RoHS. However, it seems that transparency and better regulation have been forgotten with their latest proposals. In terms of WEEE: A Lack of transparency. Notwithstanding certain stakeholder consultations before summer 2008, the Commission did not discuss key options chosen for the final… » read more

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After several excellent years, with a strong expansion for European engineering, prospects for the coming year are somewhat bleak. Apart from the expected and usual cyclical slowdown that started in the last year, the recent global financial turbulence is beginning to have an impact on the demand of both capital goods and consumer durables manufactured… » read more

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The CNN World Report* has just highlighted just how relevant and timely the Electra report** ‘Twenty solutions for growth and investment to 2020 and beyond’ is to helping achieve the European Union’s climate change objectives. Authored by a mixed European Commission and industry group co-chaired by European Commission Vice President Günter Verheugen and former Orgalime… » read more

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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=bG3XNOtf-yc Without the technologies provided by the electrical manufacturing and electronics industries, Europe will not be able to reach its climate and energy targets. Therefore, keeping these industries on board and getting consumers both professional and private to take up energy efficient products is a must. The Electra report, drafted by an expert group including… » read more

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The European Parliament yesterday reached agreement (to be endorsed, Thursday 21 Feb) on the next step to improve the functioning of the internal market of goods, much to the delight of Orgalime, the European engineering industries association. The decision on the package is very positive for industry and has potential to serve as a clear… » read more

Posted by EngineerComms