Energy savings from improved product energy efficiency
As part of EECA’s products programme, suppliers provide EECA with annual sales data for the period of 1 April to 31 March. This is used to help measure the shift in product efficiency over time and to calculate the energy savings due to these improvements in energy efficiency.
There have been great improvements in the energy performance of many products, with the savings being passed on to the consumers who bought them.
In 2011/12, the Products programme achieved estimated energy savings of 1,108 GWh to the end of March 2012. A 25% increase (254 GWh) over last year’s savings of 854 GWh, putting the programme 10% ahead of forecast toward its 2020 goal of 24,000 GWh.
The Products programme expanded its coverage of consumer electronics with the regulation of set-top boxes and external power supplies in 2011/12. This expansion continues in 2012/13, with TVs, computers, monitors and laptops also being covered by the programme. Consumer electronics is expected to provide the largest energy savings of any category by 2020, with targeted savings in excess of 25 PJ.
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