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Regulations from Around the Globe

For listings of current regulations for power consumption and efficiency and links to agency websites around the world, see our Regulations by Agency pages.

Mr. Green's Blog

Interested in energy efficiency standards, regulations, and other green matters? Read about the latest news and developments in the world of energy efficiency in Mr. Green's blog.

California Energy Savings Roadmap for Electronic Devices in Low Power Modes

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is in the early stages of establishing an energy savings roadmap for electronic devices in standby, idle, or general low power modes (LPM).  Although the standby power consumption in a device may seem small relative to the active power, the...

EU Policies to Promote Smart Appliances and Buildings

On November 29, 2018, the Electronic Devices and Networks Annex (EDNA) of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Technology Collaboration Program on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E) held a workshop in Stockholm in conjunction with the Swedish Energy Agency to discuss how connected devices...

California Title 20: Past, Present, and Future

The California Energy Commission (CEC) is California’s primary energy policy and planning agency.  To understand why efficiency standards have been such a focus for the agency, one can rewind to 1972, when California faced an energy emergency.  According to the California Resources...