Successful cooperation on energy efficiency helps Australia achieve domestic energy savings and contributes to global efforts to combat climate change. It reduces barriers to trade and promotes the continued supply of efficient and high quality appliances and equipment to the Australian market. It also encourages countries to adopt a globally aligned policy model without needing to agree to a single specification at any given time in the policy model’s lifetime.
The Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program is a joint initiative of the Australian, Commonwealth, State and Territory governments and the New Zealand Government. Improving the energy efficiency of appliances and products has significant economic and environmental benefits for Australia and New Zealand. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions and energy demand in both countries. It also reduces the running costs of appliances and products for households and businesses.