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  • 29 June 2006

    Light's Labor's Lost: Policies for Energy-efficient Lighting

    Light's Labor's Lost maps out the means by which lighting demand can be curbed at lower cost than continuing with current practices. It shows that were end-users to install only efficient lamps, ballasts and controls that will save money over the life cycle of the lighting service, global lighting electricity demand would drop substantially and be almost unchanged from 2005 levels by 2030. Following these measures would save more than 16,000 Mt of CO2 emissions over the same time frame - equivalent to about 6 years of current global car emissions - and would avoid US$2,600 billion in total expenditure on lighting through reduced energy and maintenance costs.

  • 27 March 2006

    Leading the Way: Continued Opportunities for New State Appliance and Equipment Efficiency Standards in the U.S.

    This report is an update and expansion of a 2001 ACEEE report entitled Opportunities for New Appliance and Equipment Efficiency Standards: Energy and Economic Savings Beyond Current Standards Programs (Kubo, Sachs, and Nadel 2001). The current report describes opportunities for U.S. state governments to set minimum-efficiency standards for 18 appliances and other types of equipment currently not covered by federal standards.

  • 17 March 2006

    Feasibility Research of the Reach of Energy Efficiency Standards of Major Industry Energy Consumption Products in China

    The feasibility research of the reach of energy efficiency standards in China was separated into four stages (1) Collecting and analyzing related documents both at home and abroad (2) Investigating the market throughout the country (3) Setting the technique indexes and model analysis (4) Drafting the research report.

  • 17 March 2006

    Clothes Washer Standards in China -- The Problem of Water and Energy Trade-offs in Establishing Efficiency Standards

    Currently the sales of clothes washers in China consist of several general varieties. Some use more energy (with or without including hot water energy use) and some use more water. Both energy and water are in short supply in China. This poses the question - how do you trade off water versus energy in establishing clothes washers? This paper discusses how China dealt with this situation and how it established minimum efficiency standards for clothes washers.

  • 17 March 2006

    Comparison of Australian and US Cost-Benefit Approaches to MEPS

    This report compares the approaches for three types of products: household refrigerators and freezers, small electric storage water heaters, and commercial/industrial air conditioners. This report presents the findings of similarities and differences between the approaches of the two countries and suggests changes to consider in the approach taken in Australia.