Publication Library

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  • Topics include appliances (e.g., air conditioners) and research topics (e.g., harmonization, case studies, or incentives).
  • 01 June 2007

    Electricity Consumption and Efficiency Trends in the Enlarged European Union, Status report 2006

    This report summarises the result of a 2006 in-depth survey on the electricity consumption in buildings in the enlarged EU and Candidate Countries, together with the present market share of efficient appliances and equipment.

  • 26 May 2007

    Accelerating the Adoption of Second-Tier Reach Standards for Applicable Appliance Products in China

    This report is presented in five sections. After the introduction in Section 1, Section 2 analyzes the distribution of the efficiency of refrigerators and air-conditioners in China based on data collected by the China Energy Label Center for the mandatory energy information label program. The results provide an assessment of the adoption of reach standards for these two products. Section 3 summarizes on-going collaborations with Shanghai related to early local adoption of reach standards, and presents both the impact and an analysis of barriers to the local adoption of reach standard for air-conditioners. Section 4 offers suggestions for local governments on how to move forward in adopting reach standards in their localities and concludes with a summary of the results and a plan for developing local capacity in order to achieve success in adopting reach standards.

  • 26 May 2007

    Impacts of China’s Current Appliance Standards and Labeling Program to 2020

    CLASP, with the support of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), is now undertaking a impact assessment study, focusing on key products subject to China’s S&L program. The work is divided into three main tasks: selection of products and data collection; modeling; and analysis of results.

  • 26 May 2007

    India Labeling Program Impacts: Case Study

    The topics covered:description of the situation in India before the start of the Labeling Program development;description of the markets for the products of interest, suppliers, market channels, local manufacturing, importers, used appliance market, etc.; description of Institutional Arrangements in India’s Labeling Program; and description of the labeling options considered.

  • 27 April 2007

    Public Awareness of ENERGY STAR Label Exceeds 65%

    Public awareness of the EPA’s ENERGY STAR label has jumped to 68% of US households, according to a recent nationwide survey. According to the survey, in many major markets where local utilities and other organizations use ENERGY STAR to promote energy efficiency to their customers, public awareness of ENERGY STAR is even greater, averaging 76%.