Technical Support to Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling
Policy measure

The REEEP (Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership) provided “technical expertise to S&L in India, via Bureau of Energy Efficiency, for refrigerators, air conditioners, and consumer electronics resulting in increased consumer awareness and sales of energy efficiency products” (REEEP, 2011).

Implementation

The total project budget is set to EUR 1.071.000, including co-funding from the Indian Bureau of Energy Efficiency, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of State. The Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) is the implementing agency (REEEP, 2011).


The main activities have been identified by REEEP (2011) as:

  • "Support BEE's S&L programme.

  • Collect, analyse and disseminate impacts for median product electricity; energy use; CO2 emissions; change in consumer awareness; sales of energy efficient models; and international benchmarking.

  • Prepare outreach materials explaining labeling and train NGO partners to publicly distribute and track dissemination.

  • Develop endorsement label design (for consumer electronics) through qualitative market research with consumers and other stakeholders."

Challenges
No identified challenges.
Outcomes

The expected impacts of the project have been identified by REEEP (2011) as:

  • "Improved capacity of BEE to develop and implement S&L programmes.
  • Improved capacity of BEE to deliver and assess consumer awareness and outreach programmes.
  • Quantification of impacts to support energy efficiency policy decisions.
  • Improved programme implementation through a credible feedback mechanism on impacts.
  • More effective outreach to the public through a network of NGOs.
  • Greater public awareness of energy information labeling.
  • Strengthening of the NGOs capacity in delivering energy efficiency messages to consumers.
  • Labeling for consumer electronics - a product category with significant impact on India's future energy demand."

The overall anticipated total CO2 emissions saved in India from the labeling of products are expected to accumulate to 400 million tCO2e (REEEP, 2011).

References

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership), 2011. Technical Support to Energy Efficiency standards and labeling in India. Available at:  www.reeep.org/showProject/2518.10608061/technical-support-to-energy-efficiency-standards-and-labeling-in-india.htm.