On 10 December 2020, the European Commission published its proposal for a revision of the Battery Directive 2006/66/EC. APPLiA welcomes this initiative for a more coherent battery legislative framework while preserving the single market competition and innovation and provides the industry’s reaction with complementary comments.

APPLiA, ACEA, CECE, CEMA, CEMEP, CLEPA, Orgalim and WindEurope issued a joint letter urging the Commission not to extend the measures beyond their expiry date this June.

APPLiA, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), the European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) and LightingEurope issued a joint-letter on the future of the EU’s energy related products (ErP) regulatory framework in the context of the European Green Deal.

The White Paper identifies key success factors to close the existing gap between standardisation and legislation.

The Joint letter calls the EU Commission to concrete actions to cope with the crisis, limit further damage and ensure that resources are available for a recovery in due time.