Read more about appliance policy, technical, and market developments globally.

  • 02 May 2011

    Additional Appliance Standards Could Significantly Reduce Residential Energy Use

    Future appliance standards in the U.S. could eliminate growth in residential sector energy use through 2035, according to an analysis conducted for the Annual Energy Outlook 2011 by the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA).

  • 18 April 2011

    Super Energy-Saving Devices Next for India

    The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), an agency of the power ministry, is set to launch a "super efficient equipment program" to encourage manufacture of products that are 30-50% more efficient than five-star labeled goods, considered to be most energy efficient in India.

  • 13 April 2011

    New EU Energy Saving Rating Labels to be Introduced

    New energy saving rating labels will be introduced in the EU from June to help consumers identify the most energy efficient TVs, washing machines, dishwashers and fridge freezers.

  • 06 April 2011

    Shift to Energy Efficiency in India Could End Blackouts, Save Money, and Boost GDP

    A report from ClimateWorks' Network partners explains how shifting to currently available energy efficient appliances and other technologies could, in just a few years, help India eliminate crippling blackouts, boost its GDP by roughly half a trillion dollars, slash greenhouse gas emissions, and save money for consumers.

  • 30 March 2011

    BEE Launches Endorsement Labels for Notebooks, Laptops

    The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)launched a Voluntary Endorsement Label – BEE STAR Ver 1– for notebook computers/laptops, which will indicate that the product is among the most energy efficient models available in the Indian market.