Governments have been tracking trends in the efficiency of appliances on the market since 1993 in order to help in the evaluation of the impact of the energy rating labelling program. Several reports have been published detailing these trends. The latest reports available for download from the electronic library are:
There are a number of other reports and papers that are available from the electronic library that may be of interest in terms of program evaluation:
- Greening Whitegoods 2005. This E3 report (2006/06) analyses appliance sales data to assess energy consumption and performance trends of major household appliances in the Australian market between 1993 to 2005
- When You Keep Measuring It, You Know Even More About It! NAEEEP: Projected Impacts 2005-2020. This E3 Report (2005/05) evaluates energy and greenhouse savings from E3 energy programs
- Energy Rating Labelling Program Audit 2004/2005 – results of surveillance of retail stores for MEPS and energy labelling compliance, Reports 2005/07 and 2005/08 (white goods and air conditioners)
- Matching World’s Best Regulated Efficiency Standards: Australia’s success in adopting new refrigerator MEPS. (Conference Paper by Harrington and Holt) presented to ACEEE 2002 which shows trends in energy consumption of refrigerators and freezers in Australia
- Draft Framework for Evaluation of the Australian Energy Efficiency Standards and Labelling Program (NAEEEC Report 2002/20)
In New Zealand the increasing efficiency of products targeted under the programme is calculated each year using sales data provided by industry. This has shown that the average energy use of products is improving and the programme has significant benefits. A summary of these achievements is here with a full report to be published later in the year.