In the lead-up to COP26, the SEAD Initiative and partners have launched the Product Efficiency Call to Action, with the goal of doubling the efficiency of four priority products that account for 40% of global energy consumption by 2030.
New analysis from the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the 4E Technology Collaboration Program demonstrates that policies which introduce minimum efficiency performance standards and energy-consumption labelling on appliances and equipment have led to reduced power consumption, lower carbon emissions, and increased cost savings for consumers.
Energy-saving standards for new appliances and equipment are generally required to be updated every eight years, but most are long overdue. Federal regulators are getting them back on track.
Washington, DC—Consumer, energy efficiency, environmental, and utility stakeholders welcomed a significantly strengthened federal efficiency standard for home furnaces Friday.