Standby Power in Australia and New Zealand
Australia and New Zealand, through the Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program, made a commitment in 2000 to develop a strategy to address the issue of standby power.
This commitment followed the release of the One-Watt plan by the International Energy Agency in 1999, advocating member countries to develop a long-term strategy to reduce the level of standby.
Since E3’s commitment in 2000, considerable work has been done resulting in the release of a Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement on standby power in August 2013, which investigated options to improve the energy efficiency of standby modes for electronic equipment and appliances sold in Australia and New Zealand.
The E3 Program is considering the proposed options in consultation with industry and international partners, and will release further information about future action in the new year.