Details of electricity disclosure in
the UK can be found at electricityinfo.org.
disclosure becomes EU legislation
The 4CE Final Report
to Europes first website dedicated to electricity
disclosure. This site intends to stimulate the debate
regarding a power content (i.e., electricity disclosure)
label for European electricity products. In a liberalised
market (full EU electricity liberalisation expected
in 2006), consumers need access to information in order
to make informed decisions regarding the electricity
products they buy. At present electricity is not a well
disclosed product. Few consumers are aware of the ingredients in
their electricity supply, nor the environmental implications
these ingredients can have.
To this end our project, Consumer Choice
and Carbon Consciousness for Electricity (4C Electricity),
is working towards the development of an electricity
disclosure label for the European liberalised electricity
market. We need your help in this endeavour. Further
information on the aims, activities and progress of
the project can be found throughout this site.
Your views on electricity labels
An important part of the project is finding
out the views of consumers and other stakeholders regarding
electricity disclosure. Please visit the Your
views section for the opportunity to make your comments
and participate in the online survey. As the project
progresses we will present different label options we
have developed through interaction with stakeholders,
for you to vote on. In the meantime, we present disclosure
labels used in other parts of the world for you to get
an understanding of what information a disclosure label
conveys. Below is the label from California and the
proposed Swiss label.
disclosure for more information on these labels
and on the topic in general.