IEA 4E report released
End-use efficiency measures offer the least cost pathway to energy and CO2 emission reductions. That’s the finding demonstrated by research undertaken for the IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E).
The latest report from 4E draws on over 150 individual evaluations to provide a comprehensive summary of the achievements of energy efficiency standards & labelling programs (EESL) for appliances and equipment. Among the highlights, the report notes that:
In all the EESL programs reviewed, "The energy efficiency of major appliances in these countries have increased at more than three times the underlying rate of technology improvement”, and that
"Long-term appliance purchase prices are generally declining in real terms while products are also becoming more efficient”.
The report was conducted by Energy Efficient Strategies Pty Ltd (Australia) and in collaboration with Dr Kevin Lane (UK).