Numerous countries use public funds to subsidize residential electricity for a variety of socioeconomic objectives. These subsidies lower the value of energy efficiency to the consumer while raising it for the government.
This report retrospectively analyzes some of the potential impacts of product energy efficiency policy in Sweden by examining possible correlations between policy implementation, historical and real‐time price trends, energy efficiency improvement trends, and life‐cycle cost trends for a variety of product markets including: (1) refrigerators, (2) clothes washers, (3) dishwashers, and (4) televisions.
This four-part study presents an overview of distribution transformer losses globally, the savings potential, the technology options for improvement, and a comparison of some of the efficiency programmes from around the world.
SEAD undertook this study in 2013 to provide programmatic and technical support to the ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in developing a regional appliance Standards and Labeling (S&L) scheme across the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Member States.
The guidebook—developed by the Prayas Energy Group—provides a framework for policy-makers in different countries to conceptualize, design and implement innovative programs to accelerate market transformation to super-efficient equipment and appliances (SEE).
This report establishes a global data framework and data standard for appliances. Widespread adoption of this data framework would enable decision makers to monitor markets in real time by connecting pricing, sales, and efficiency trends and facilitate international data sharing via a common data standard.
The heat pump is one of the most energy efficient technologies for heating water for household use. Energy efficiency is a key point in product advertising and marketing, and important for the policymakers who manage energy labelling and minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) programs.
The Global Efficiency Medal competition, a cornerstone activity of the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative, is an awards program that encourages the production and sale of super-efficient products. The first Global Efficiency Medals were awarded to the most energy-efficient flat panel televisions; an iconic consumer purchase.
Ceiling fans contribute significantly to residential electricity consumption, especially in developing countries with warm climates. The paper provides analysis of costs and benefits of several options to improve the efficiency of ceiling fans to assess the global potential for electricity savings and green house gas (GHG) emission reductions.
This paper presents a new data standard for reporting energy performance and related product information that can be adopted internationally. To inform the development of this standard, we explore the existing energy efficiency market data for the two example products of TVs and Room Air Conditioners.