Stage Electrics meets MEP over Ecodesign
Wednesday, 16 May 2018
eu-eco-designMaria Townsend, Stage Electrics Group CEO, Ashley Fox MEP and Adam Blaxill, Stage Electrics marketing director
UK - Stage Electrics Group CEO Maria Townsend and marketing director and PLASA chairman Adam Blaxill met with Ashley Fox MEP for the South West to discuss the proposed EU Ecodesign regulations.
At the meeting, Blaxill outlined the potential implications, not only for specialist lighting companies like Stage Electrics and their sister company SLX Hire & Events, but also for theatres, social clubs and schools all of whom own equipment which will effectively become obsolete. He comments: “The UK and Europe are world leaders in entertainment lighting, these regulations are a direct threat to our ability to deliver world class entertainment.”
Fox, who had already responded to the consultation before meeting the Stage Electrics team, offered insight into the legislative process and promised to continue to raise concerns with the European Commission and lobby for an exemption for stage lighting.
Fox comments: “We need to get these regulations right. If the market cannot supply the technology needed to meet the new energy efficiency standards then we risk damaging the entire theatre industry by asking them to achieve the unattainable. I will be making the case in Parliament and to the Commission that we need to take a more pragmatic approach and avoid harming our creative sector.”
(Jim Evans)

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