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The New South African Standards and Labelling Programme for Residential Appliances – A First-Hand Evaluation Case Study has been presented at IEPPEC in Amsterdam by bigEE’s team.
On the 8th of June, 2016, Thomas Götz from the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment & Energy has presented at the IEPPEC (International Energy Policy & Programme Evaluation Conference) policy case study results derived from bigEE’s collaboration with South African partners, on the subject of the New South African Standards and Labelling Programme for Residential Appliances.
Finally, by overcoming a set of barriers, in November 2014 the South African (SA) government managed to publish mandatory performance standards for a set of most used household appliances (refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, electric water heaters, ovens, A/C and heat pumps).
The research team has analysed the current status of South African energy standards and labelling, the design and implementation of policies in SA, a retrospective on the appliances market, inter-relationships of the studied policy with other energy policies; all for better understanding the new programme’s functioning and potentials and to also discover what further steps should be taken in order to achieve energy-efficiency targets.
The study reveals that South Africa is positively moving towards energy efficiency in policy elaboration in the related market and presents further improvement potentials. Accordingly, this study’s findings are to be used as relevant and useful information in further planning and policy implementation with insights applicable also in other countries and regions.