CEA Hosts Energy Efficiency Roundtable

October 9, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

CEA energy manageThe Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) hosted a roundtable for government officials and consumer electronics industry representatives from Canada, Mexico and the United States – the first Trilateral Energy Efficiency Roundtable. The meeting focused on energy-efficiency policy alignment opportunities and challenges particular to the CE industry.

According to the CEA, the growing number of divergent and complicated energy-efficiency requirements across North America presents the CE industry with a significant challenge. The goal of such meetings is to better align efficiency policies between Canada, Mexico and the US.

Officials from Natural Resources Canada, Mexico’s Comisión Nacional para el Uso Eficiente de la Energía, the US Department of Energy and the US Environmental Protection Agency joined representatives of the Consumer Electronics Marketers of Canada, Normalización y Certificación Electrónica SC and CEA to discuss the goals and challenges in promoting regulatory cooperation and alignment.

All of the meeting participants agreed to hold follow-up discussions on issues identified during the trilateral roundtable discussion.

Recently, the CEA said a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) contained some misleading information. IEA’s report, “More Data, Less Energy: Making Network Standby More Efficient in Billions of Connected Devices,” finds that in 2013, the world’s networked devices consumed around 616 TWh of electricity, the majority of which was used in standby mode. Of that total, around 400 TWh was wasted because of inefficient technology.

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