Fact sheet on the cem's appliance efficiency initiative (sead)


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The agenda was developed by Sustainable Energy for All's High-Level Group, which includes distinguished leaders from government, the private sector and civil society, as well as three CEM ministers including: Steven Chu, U.S. Secretary of Energy; Edison Lobão, Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy; and Farooq Abdullah, Minister of New and Renewable Energy of India.

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Fact sheet on the cem's appliance efficiency initiative (sead)

  1. 1. INITIATIVE OVERVIEW The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative is an international effort that engages governments and the private sector to accelerate market transformation for energy-efficient equipment and appliances.Adopting effective energy-efficiency policies is an essential Highlightsstrategy for achieving a sustainable future. A globalscale-up of energy-efficient equipment and appliances would Recognizing the world’s mostcost about 2 to 5 cents per kilowatt-hour saved—a fraction energy-efficientof the cost of clean energy from other sources. Appliance andequipment efficiency has enormous potential to reduce flat-panel televisionsenergy demand and carbon emissions while lowering energy In January 2012, SEAD partnerscosts for consumers, businesses, and institutions. announced the first SEAD GlobalThe Super-efficient Efficiency Medal competition forEquipment Cost-effective efficiency energy-efficient flat-panel televisions in four regions (Australia,and Appliance policies could save consumers Europe, India, and North America), with one international winnerDeployment (SEAD) to be selected in each of three size categories. By speeding theinitiative, a five- more than US $1 trillion over adoption of award winning televisions, the SEAD Global Efficiencyyear, US$20 million the next two decades. Medal could help save 1.1 TWh of electricity over the lifetime ofinitiative under televisions sold over 12 months, assuming that winning televisionsthe Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the International are 30 percent more efficient than the best currently availablePartnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), models. This winner-takes-all competition spurs innovation among manufacturers seeking to be the very best and guides early-aims to make it easier for governments and the private adopter consumers who want to buy top-performing products.sector to capitalize on these opportunities. SEAD partners The SEAD awards complement existing national and multinationalare developing a common technical foundation that will labeling programs, such as ENERGY STAR, that set performanceenable governments to more easily adopt cost-effective thresholds for energy-efficient products. An important benefit ofappliance efficiency policies and programs. Broader market the awards program is advancing the establishment of comparabletransformation efforts, including incentives, awards, and and transparent international test procedures. The SEAD Awardsprocurement programs, seek to further accelerate the global Working Group has identified two new product categories, motorspace of adopting energy-efficient equipment and appliances. and computers, for the competition in 2013.Employing current best practices in economies that areparticipating in SEAD can, by the year 2030, reduce annual Accelerating national andelectricity demand by 2,000 terawatt-hours (TWh) (equivalent regional efficiency standardsto 650 mid-sized coal-fired power plants) and annual fuel and labeling programs throughenergy demand by 30 million tonnes of oil equivalent. These internationalmeasures would decrease carbon dioxide emissions over the technical cooperationnext two decades by 11 billion tonnes. SEAD partners established product- specific collaborations on commercial refrigeration (Chair: Korea), computers (Chair: United Kingdom), distribution transformersSouth Africa could save enough electricity to power (Chair: Canada), motors (Chair: United States), televisions (Chair:1 million homes in 2030 by adopting standards for United States), network standby (Chair: Australia), and a new12 common residential products, according to a efficient lighting collaboration led by India, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme’s en.lighten initiativeLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory analysis and in coordination with the International Energy Agency Efficientsupported by SEAD. Electrical End-Use Equipment (4E) Solid State Lighting annex.
  2. 2. Incentivizing the deployment Promoting public and private procurement of of super-efficient efficient equipment appliances SEAD partners developed and launched a Street Lighting The Indian Bureau of Energy Evaluation Tool to provide a free, quick, and easy way for Efficiency’s Super Efficient government procurement officials and lighting specialists to Equipment Programme (SEEP) evaluate the light quality, energy consumption, and life-cycle will provide an incentive to cost of multiple fixtures simultaneously in street lighting manufacturers of ceiling fans upgrades and retrofits. The tool could have a significant that are twice as efficient impact on municipal energy usage because street lighting is as the best fans currently typically one of the largest sources of energy consumption on the market. Technical under a municipality’s direct control. Municipalities and state analysis supported by SEAD agencies from Mexico, Sweden, and Canada are looking to showed that this 100 percent pilot the Street Lighting Tool to both improve the tool through improvement in efficiency could feedback and identify the requirements for its broader be achieved cost effectively. dissemination. Improving programs that promote efficient Providing no-cost policy assistance products SEAD is partnering with The Clean Energy Solutions Center, A new public-private an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial and UN-Energy, partnership under SEAD, to support appliance efficiency programs by providing the Efficient Product no-cost expert assistance to help governments design and Promotion Collaborative adopt tailored policies and programs. An online webinar aims to strengthen programs discusses initial development of appliance and equipment that promote efficient and energy-efficiency standards and labeling (S&L) programs. super-efficient products. The presentation covers key concepts, definitions, and Billions of dollars are spent components necessary to develop a successful S&L program, globally on efficiency drawing on a case study of S&L program development in programs each year. The Ghana. Collaborative will leverage the vast existing program design and evaluation knowledge base of its members and share insights internationally. Measures taken by SEAD partners since its launch Inaugural participants include the governments of the United States and India. Supporters of the effort include The in 2010 could save 600 terawatt-hours of electricity Alliance to Save Energy, The Climate Policy Initiative, and per year by 2030, as much energy as is produced by the National Resources Defense Council. The Consortium for 200 mid-sized coal-fired power plants. Energy Efficiency, which represents North American utilities that collectively budget over $9 billion per year for efficiency programs, also supports the Collaborative. 25 April 2012SEAD is a multilateral, voluntary effort among Australia, Brazil, Canada, the European Commission, France,Germany, India, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, theUnited Kingdom, and the United States. China became an observer in November 2011.SEAD is supported by the Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program as operating agent andthe Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for technical analysis. It has collaborative relationships withENERGY STAR, the International Energy Agency “Efficient Electrical End-Use Equipment” ImplementingAgreement, and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Expert Group on Energy Efficiency and Conservation. CLEANENERGYMINISTERIAL.ORG SUPEREFFICIENT.ORG