On October 27, I wrote an article about the EU’s plan to ban “energy guzzling” vacuum cleaners, read here. This is all part of a plan by EU bureaucrats dubbed the European Ecodesign Directive, which aims to regulate consumers into radical energy efficiency and low carbon emission lives.
Because many of these eco-intrusion schemes originate in Europe, they DO serve as an indicator of what awaits the rest of the world should these EU control-freak bureaucrats get out of control. Anyone who thinks this is only for Europe is being terribly naïve.
America be warned. The great socialization and ecolization of the USA by Europe and UN is well underway. Many of the USA’s leading policymakers (most of them Democrats) are collaborating with the EU socialists on this.
Long list of products are targeted
Today the T-Online website here tells us much more about what the EU has in store to get its own wasteful citizens TO live more responsibly.
And already there’s been harsh reaction to the above EU Directive. For example, T-Online writes that some EU Parliamntarians are warning that the European Ecodesign Directive is “central planning“.
The T-Online article starts by describing the regulation for vacuum cleaners, but then explains what else is in store for consumers. The list is long. T-Online writes:
Currently EU bureaucrats and manufacturers are discussing requirements for energy-gobbling laptops, stove exhausts, and even wine cooling cabinets. Other products were also in discussion but after criticism they were not taken up.”
Senseless, very expensive for the consumers
Water taps were among those that the EU (at least for now) has decided not to regulate. T-Online writes:
Especially the Verband kommunaler Unternehmen – Association of Municipal Companies (VKU) – were against Brussels’ plans to approve only energy-saving shower heads and water taps. Already today German appliances are consuming 20% less water and energy than in 1990. Soon municipalities will have to additionally flush their water lines and sewage canals in order to prevent them from caking up. The EU is ‘not only senseless, but also very expensive for the consumers,’ said VKU director Hans-Joachim Reck.”
7 responses to “EU Plans To Regulate Homes And Society…But Backs Down (For Now) On Mandating Water Savings”
Bad news for winter fans in Germany. According to accuweather.com this winter will be mild and dry.
See the entire article here:
We’ve had 5 colder than normal winters in a row (a record), so it’s high time we get a mild one!
Ultimate efficiency for the post-electrical world
“and even wine cooling cabinets. ”
Decadence of simple proles must be verboten.
“Soon municipalities will have to additionally flush their water lines and sewage canals in order to prevent them from caking up.”
Plumbers know that s— floats. Many folks have never bothered with this concept. Without sufficient water for the pipes to clear themselves the stuff can settle and clog. Your VKU is being forthright about this. Is anyone listening?
Dirk, Thanks for the answer on the last post.
Water saving shower heads. Are they mad ?
I would take a drill and modify it, or even just have a pipe pump water at me, that would use even more water, not less.
Force me to use a low power vacuum cleaner and I will turn on an electric fire in the garden in protest while I vacuum.
What will they come up with next ? A one child per couple policy ?
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