There are several advantages of electric hand dryers over other methods of hand drying.
In November, the EU Commission started a first hearing period for the EED. The period to commend and give input is going to last until 9 February 2021. The following text was taken from the EU Commission`s site: “The Commission is preparing a review and a revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and as part of this process the Commission shall undertake a two-step approach. As a first step, the evaluation will assess the existing framework of the Directive since its entry into force in 2012, except for those elements already revised in 2018. The findings of the evaluation will then offer the basis for what needs to be streamlined, strengthened, added or changed in the Directive in order to address the remaining ambition gap to the 2030 EU energy efficiency targets, to deliver the increased EU greenhouse emissions reduction target of at least 55% by 2030, and to ensure synergies with the other Green Deal initiatives, notably the review of the Renewable Energy Directive, the Renovation Wave and the EU Strategy on Energy System Integration.”