The energy information regulations: compliance and guidance

Complying with the energy information regulations for suppliers and dealers.

The Energy Labelling Directive 2010/30/EU is a framework designed to communicate complex information about the energy consumption and performance of energy related products.

An energy-related product means any good which has an impact on energy consumption during use, including parts intended to be incorporated into energy-related products covered by the directive of which the environmental performance can be assessed independently.

The directive allows consumers to make informed purchasing decisions and helps to encourage competition between and ensure a level playing field for manufacturers.

Within the UK Regulatory Delivery is responsible for enforcing the responsibilities of suppliers and misleading information, local authorities for the responsibilities of dealers and the Advertising Standards Authority for information requirements.

EC guidance

The European Commission has produced guidance on the Energy Labelling Directive and its implementing measures. This includes a frequently asked questions document.


The Energy Labelling Framework Directive is implemented via product specific Commission regulations.

The Commission regulations currently in force are summarised on the Commission website

The Directive is part of UK law under the Energy Information Regulations 2011 as amended by the Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Amendment) Regulations 2016.

This regulation provides Regulatory Delivery with the power to impose civil sanctions and to recover testing costs where appropriate for which guidance can be downloaded below.

Civil sanctions