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Wortex Jul 06, 2011 01:21 PM
Hello, what is EEA-s view on LED products and LED lamps? Would you think usage of LED products should be encouraged and/or rewarded somehow? Problem with LED products is that they are very expensive. In other hand, they help to save energy and environment. One way how to make the LED products cheaper would be lowering costs for importing and taxes like taxes for recycling the LED products.

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EEA Jul 15, 2011 10:20 AM
Hello Wortex, yes, EEA encourages the use of LED lamps in one of its 'green tips', too:[…]/switch-to-led-flashlights

The following two EEA indicators could be interesting for you as well:

1. Energy efficiency and energy consumption in the household sector available at:[…]/assessment

2. Energy efficiency in transformation:[…]transformation-assessment-1

As you can see, in general, EEA's main task is to produce reports on the state and trends of the environment in Europe based on aggregated European environmental data. EEA does not have any means to encourage and/ or reward the usage of LED in Europe as such.

Information about the EU's political agenda about LED bulbs is available at the website of the European Commission at:[…]/index_en.htm