The Energy Union? It starts at home

Written by Tristan Macdonald on 15 June 2016 in Press Release
Press Release

The Energy Union? It starts at home

The Energy Union? It starts at home

Building the Energy Union together - CECED at EU Sustainable Energy Week

CECED will be redeploying its Connected Home stand during this week’s EU Sustainable Energy Week.  Visitors will be able to see at first hand the solutions appliances provide in successfully tackling a range of challenges Europeans are facing today.

Come and see us at the exhibition area of the Residence Palace.

Says Paolo Falcioni, CECED Director-General: “We want to show how innovation in home appliances can advance sustainable lifestyles, offer financial rewards for consumers while making a strong contribution towards a secure and climate-friendly European energy policy.  Consumers need secure, sustainable, affordable energy. The Energy Union can achieve this via a transformation of Europe’s energy system, starting within the home and tapping into the potential of the combined presence of all home appliances present within Europe’s 200 million households.

He continues: “Appliances are not just appliances. Increasingly smart and connected, they provide a contribution to solving some of the social, economic and environmental challenges Europeans face. 200 million European households equipped with innovative, smart and energy efficient appliances cutting and managing energy consumption… this is our sector’s positive vision of the future”.

Notes for editors:

CECED’s Connected Home was initially unveiled during last December’s Sustainable Innovation Forum in Paris, an event within the Conference of Parties (COP21).

Ensuring the realisation of the future connected home is one of the key pillars of the home appliance industry in Europe’s vision and call for action launched in April 2015.


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CECED represents the home appliance industry in Europe. Direct Members are Arçelik, Ariston Thermo Group, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, Candy Group, Daikin, Dyson, De’Longhi, AB Electrolux, Gorenje, LG Electronics, Liebherr Hausgeräte, Miele & Cie. KG, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Groupe SEB, Vestel, Vorwerk and Whirlpool. CECED’s member Associations cover the following countries: Austria, Baltics, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark,  France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy,  the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

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