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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.

New Regulation in China for Room Air Conditioners

Since 2005, China has been promoting energy efficiency with its GB (“Guo Biao”) national standards, setting the scope, parameters, and prescriptive test limits for products ranging from household appliances and flat-panel televisions to luminaires/ballasts and automotive parts. On December 31,...

ENERGY STAR Computers Version 8.0 Final Draft

The Final Draft Specification and Test Method for ENERGY STAR™ Computers Version 8.0 were released on September 10 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Considering stakeholder feedback while maintaining balance among criteria, the Version 8.0 specification anticipates an effective...

ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2020 Proposal

On August 7, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy held a webinar to propose recognition criteria across product categories for the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2020. As an extension of the ENERGY STAR brand, the Most Efficient label recognizes the...