Orgalime comments on EuP Consultation Forum of 27 May 2008 on Possible Eco Design Requirements for Motors

Published: 20 June 2008

Policies & Issues: Environment

Following the debate held at the EuP Consultation Forum of 27 May 2008, Orgalime expresses its concern over the possible negative consequences of the proposed draft eco-design requirements for electrical motors: in terms of materials, the proposed energy efficiency requirements would induce a very significant increase of copper content (estimated by CEMEP to around 20%) so as other raw materials, such as aluminium, magnetic steel or cast iron, which against the background of soaring prices for materials, would cause serious impacts for European motor manufacturers and their competitiveness.

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