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Articles and news features about SEAD and other global energy efficiency standards and labeling activities.
  • June 24, 2015 SEAD Awards Recognize Super-Efficient Household Light Bulbs

    SEAD announced the winners of its Global Efficiency Medal competition for super energy-efficient household light bulbs. If all household bulbs sold were as efficient as the most efficient SEAD award-winning model, 850 terawatt-hours of electricity could be saved globally compared to 2010.

  • May 21, 2015 SEAD Supports the G20’s Efforts to Increase Efficiency in Networked Devices

    Annual power consumption of networked devices is already greater than 600 TWh globally, more than the electricity consumed by Canada in a single year.

  • May 14, 2015 Pursuing Energy Savings Opportunities in Mexico’s Digital TV Transition

    With support from the SEAD Initiative, the Mexican government is using its analog-to-digital TV transition to modernize the country’s infrastructure while reaping the benefits of energy efficient technology.

  • May 14, 2015 Paying Attention to Peak Demand in Indonesia

    Adoption of energy efficiency policies in Indonesia can significantly reduce growth in future peak demand, reducing the number of power plants that Indonesia will need to construct over the next 15 years while still allowing consumers to benefit from the energy services they rely on.

  • January 07, 2015 SEAD Announces International Competition to Recognize World’s Most Energy-Efficient Televisions

    SEAD announced a competition to recognize the most energy-efficient flat-panel televisions around the world. SEAD Global Efficiency Medals will be awarded to the most energy-efficient televisions on the market as well as to new technologies that have the potential to greatly reduce energy use in the future.

  • December 10, 2014 Inside the Initiative: SEAD Launches New Policy Exchange Forum

    The SEAD Policy Exchange Forum is a new, voluntary, informal government-to-government discussion forum where policymakers and their delegated representatives share and learn from one another about cutting-edge and cost-effective approaches to specific appliance energy efficiency challenges.

  • October 29, 2014 South African DOE and SEAD Host International Workshops on Best Practices for Incentives and MV&E

    SEAD partnered with South African DOE to organize two international workshops, bringing together policymakers and S&L practitioners to discuss best practices for incentives programs and S&L monitoring, verification and enforcement (MV&E).

  • October 09, 2014 SEAD Awards Recognize ‘Super-Efficient’ Electric Motors

    SEAD announced the winners of its Global Efficiency Medal competition for super energy-efficient electric motors. Because motors account for 40% of global electricity consumption, greater efficiency can provide significant opportunities for reducing energy consumption, carbon emissions and reliance on fossil fuels.

  • September 10, 2014 SEAD Initiative Deploys Energy Efficient Street Lighting Projects in India

    The SEAD Initiative, with support from CLASP, is working with Indian city governments and local partners to train municipalities on the use of SEAD’s Street Lighting Tool to identify energy efficient and cost-effective options for upgrading street lights.

  • September 10, 2014 SEAD and LightSavers Canada Green Cities

    The government in British Columbia (BC), Canada recently announced a new, first-of-its-kind procurement program – LED Street Lights Across BC – to support the purchase of energy efficient LED street lighting in the province. This program will help local governments and other public sector purchasers in BC reduce energy use and save money.