There are around 370,000 televisions and 400,000 computer monitors sold in New Zealand each year. Televisions, computer monitors, and digital signage displays are collectively referred to as ‘electronic displays’.
Televisions and computer monitors are already subject to Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and Mandatory Energy Performance Labelling (MEPL) requirements in Australia and New Zealand. However, digital signage displays are not currently subject to these requirements.
MEPS are beneficial to industry, consumers, and the environment. They ensure that products to be sold in Australia and New Zealand meet minimum energy efficiency standards. MEPL provides energy efficiency information to consumers at point of sale. These measures contribute to an overall reduction in New Zealand’s energy related emissions.
Electronic Displays Consultation
On behalf of the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program, the Australian Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW), has released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS) on regulatory policy options for electronic displays.
The submissions received during the consultation period will be considered and a Decision Regulation Impact Statement will be prepared with final proposals for consideration by the Australian and New Zealand governments.
Public consultation is open until 4 July 2023 and is being run on DCCEEW’s Consultation Hub(external link)
View the electronic displays CRIS [PDF, 1.6 MB]
View the technical appendix [PDF, 1.4 MB]
Feedback can be submitted via the Consultation Hub(external link) or directly to EECA by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions to email@example.com are subject to the following conditions:
The Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) program is an inter-governmental initiative by the Australian Government, states and territories and the New Zealand Government to improve the energy efficiency of equipment.
EECA may share your consultation submission with E3 members, primarily, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW). Sharing of submissions is required to further develop policy options that align between Australia and New Zealand.
The New Zealand Privacy Act 2020(external link) governs how your information is required to be collected, stored, used and shared.
DCCEEW and EECA may also share your information with parties involved in the development of policy options as well as other Australian Government agencies through data sharing relationships. Those parties are also bound by the mentioned New Zealand and Australian Acts.
If you do not want your information shared with DCCEEW, its service providers or other Australian Government entities, please specify this in your submission.
If you are sharing any in-confidence information in your submission and you do not want EECA to disclose it to any other parties, please specify this in your submission.
Official Information Act
Under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA), information held by EECA is to be made available to requestors unless there are grounds for withholding it. The grounds for withholding information are outlined in the OIA.
If you are making a submission, you may wish to indicate any grounds for withholding information. Reasons for withholding information could include information that is commercially sensitive or personal (such as names or contact details). An automatic confidentiality disclaimer from your IT system will not be considered grounds for withholding information.
EECA will consider your preference when determining whether to release information. Any decisions to withhold information requested under the OIA may be reviewed by the Ombudsman.