Elena Scaroni

Titel session
Shaping future regulatory trends for lighting

Elena Scaroni is the Secretary General of LightingEurope since June 2023. She joined LightingEurope as Policy Director in September 2016 and was responsible for policies related to Sustainability and the transition to LED.  She has led the advocacy work on behalf of the European Lighting Industry on the latest Ecodesign Regulation for light sources in the legislative debate between the European Commission, the Member States and the European Parliament.

Prior to LightingEurope, Elena worked for 8 years at the European Institutional Affairs of Enel, a multinational energy company for electricity and gas. She was responsible for the relations with the European Parliament on policies related to environment, climate, energy, consumers and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Elena started her career as an Advisor on International Cooperation for Development, at the Italian Red Cross in Rome and in Kenya for the NGO “Ibo Italia” (the Italian branch of the International Building Organization).

Elena studied in Rome and Paris, holds a master’s degree in law and is specialised in European Affairs.

You are going to learn about
LightingEurope will map major policy and regulatory trends in Europe and discuss how they shape the future of lighting, in terms of stimulating demand for products and technologies or influencing future product design and business models.

The presentation will touch key legislations such as the

  • Ecodesign and energy labelling rules for lighting products
  • Ecodesign for sustainable products
  • Energy Performance of Buildings directive
  • EU Renovation Wave Initiative and
  • Digital Services Act

Law-making at EU level is a lengthy process and LightingEurope is there at every step: from sharing our technical expertise and market experience to proposing text for the draft law and educating the market and authorities about how to apply and enforce the adopted new rules. Take the ecodesign and energy labelling rules for lighting for example, where we have been engaging since the early 2000s. In our 2022 Annual Report you can find further EU policies relevant for the lighting industry.