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More energy efficiency benefits

12 August 2004

More energy efficiency benefits in the pipeline for households and businesses

New Zealand businesses and households are on the path to saving up to $50 million over the next 10 years under a new proposal by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

The measures are part of the Appliance and Equipment Energy Efficiency Forward Programme 2004-05 released today. The programme sets out 28 product classes and recommends options for improving their energy efficiency in New Zealand.

As part of this initiative, Cabinet has approved new minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for household refrigerators, air conditioners, refrigerated display cabinets and distribution transformers. These new standards will take affect from 1st October 2004 for these products with the exception of domestic refrigerators which will not be introduced until 1st January 2005.

Heather Staley, EECA Chief Executive, said that the recent high profile of electricity in the public arena is a timely reminder that New Zealanders need to focus on electricity usage and potential for savings. “These standards will identify types of equipment and appliances which are more energy efficient. By using electricity more efficiently, New Zealand can delay the need to build new power stations.”

The 28 product categories in the programme cover household and commercial appliances and equipment, including water heaters, refrigerators, lighting, and solid fuel heaters. Copies of the “Appliance and Equipment Energy Efficiency Forward Programme 2004-05: The next steps to improving the energy efficiency of appliances and equipment in New Zealand” are available at www.eeca.govt.nz .

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