"There will be proposals on green public procurement, as well as widening the scope of the existing directive on eco-design to help improve the energy efficiency of buildings, and the scope of rules on eco-labelling will be widened," the Commission source said.What next? A directive regulating the thermal inertia of beer glasses?
Various policies in Europe already promote eco-friendly design, but these are limited to devices that use energy such as dishwashers and air-conditioning units, and do not yet fully cover such things as windows and home insulation.
Bottom Line: It seems that they are trying to augment a messed up cap and trade system with more mess. Simple solution: impose a carbon tax and then let the market do its magic.