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Information Sheet: Televisions - EECA

This report presents the results of the market surveillance of models of GEMS products conducted between 1 January and 30 June 2015. During this period, GEMS inspectors attended retail stores across the central business districts and suburban areas of QLD, SA, VIC, and the ACT and surveyed:

  • air conditioners
  • clothes dryers
  • clothes washing machines
  • dishwashers
  • refrigerators/freezers
  • televisions

The report also clarifies some registration and labelling queries in relation to compliance responsibility.

The Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Television) Determination 2013 covers the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standard (GEMS) requirements for televisions that are ordinarily supplied for personal, domestic or household use.

This report was prepared by Energy Efficient Strategies for the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. Mandatory energy rating labelling and MEPS for televisions was introduced in October 2009.The overall objective of this report is to assess changes in the efficiency and technology share of television product registrations from October 2009 until May 2011, when the report was prepared.Around 3 million televisions are sold in Australia every year. by 2010, the majority of these were LCD and LCD(LED) with plasma making up the remaining 20% of the market.