Appliance Energy Efficiency Opportunities: China 2013
China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of household appliances, lighting, and equipment, and has one of the most comprehensive appliance energy efficiency programs in the world. However, there are tremendous opportunities to capture additional savings through more stringent policies for major energy-consuming appliances.
CLASP recently published Appliance Energy Efficiency Opportunities: China 2013 that synthesizes – for the first time – technological, market, consumer, and international perspectives to identify further opportunities for energy savings and provide high-level strategic guidance and policy recommendations.
The study indicates that tremendous energy savings are available through revised appliance energy efficiency policies for nine prioritized products, shown below.
By revising standards to reflect the energy performance of the best products currently on the market, China can save 189 TWh of electricity per year -- equivalent to removing 37 coal-fired power plants – in 2020.
This paper consisted of five separate technical and market studies, each of which is summarized in Appendices:
Market Analysis of China Energy Efficient Products (MACEEP), completed in collaboration with TopTen China, Jeffcott Associates, and the China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP)
China Product Prioritization & Energy Saving Potential, completed in collaboration with Kevin Lane Oxford, Ltd.
Impacts of China’s Energy-Efficient Appliance Subsidy Program on Consumer Behavior, completed in collaboration with All China Marketing Research
Benchmarking of Refrigerator-Freezers among China, the United Kingdom and Canada, completed in collaboration with Stricker Associates, Inc.
Benchmarking China Clothes Washer Test Procedures Against Those Used in the EU, completed in collaboration with Consumer Research Associates, China Standards Certification Center, and Intertek
Appliance Energy Efficiency Opportunities: China 2013 - Main Report
Appliance Energy Efficiency Opportunities: China 2013 - Appendices