|Title||Evidence of Progress – Measurement of Impacts of Australia’s S&L Program from 1990-2010|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Danielle Lowenthal-Savy, Michael A McNeil, Lloyd Harrington|
|Conference Name||7th International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting|
Australia first put categorical energy efficiency labels on residential appliances in the mid-1980s, and the first Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for refrigerators was implemented in 1999. Updated in 2005, these MEPS were aligned with US 2001 levels. Considered together, these actions set Australia apart as having one of the most aggressive appliance efficiency programs in the world. For these reasons, together with good data on product sales over time, Australia represents a potentially fruitful case study for understanding the dynamics energy efficiency standards and labeling (EES&L) programs impacts on appliance markets. This analysis attempts to distinguish between the impacts of labeling alone as opposed to MEPS, and to probe the time-dependency of such impacts.
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