Consumer Choice and Carbon Consciousness for Electricity

Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity and repealing Directive 96/92/EC

Adopted by the European Parliament on 04.06.2003 and by the Council on 16.06.2003

Extract on Electricity Disclosure

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Article 3, Paragraph 6

Member States shall ensure that electricity suppliers specify in or with the bills and in promotional materials made available to final customers:

  • the contribution of each energy source to the overall fuel mix of the supplier over the preceding year;

  • at least the reference to existing reference sources, such as web-pages, where information on the environmental impact, in terms of at least emissions of CO2 and the radioactive waste resulting from the electricity produced by the overall fuel mix of the supplier over the preceding year is publicly available.

With respect to electricity obtained via an electricity exchange or imported from an undertaking situated outside the European Union, aggregate figures provided by the exchange or the undertaking in question over the preceding year may be used.

Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the information provided by suppliers to their customers pursuant to this Article is reliable.

Other references to Electricity Disclosure (not displayed here)

Recital 23a (Initiatives by the Commission to introduce Electricity Disclosure)

Article 28, Paragraph 1 h (Reporting by the Commission including Electricity Disclosure)

Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive not later than 1 July 2004 (Article 30).



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