A European Commission consultation has opened on the future of energy labelling and ecodesign directives in the EU. The consultation which will be open until the 30th November is expected to feed into an evaluation of the effectiveness of the two directives. Stakeholders are being asked to give their views on the rules’ effectiveness and options to improve them. The consultation considers the introduction of new energy classes to reflect constant advances in product design. through a new A++++ grading.