- "Labelling to weed out 'wasteful' TVs", Melissa Fyfe, The Age, July 27, 2008
- Wilkins strategic review of the Government's climate change policies is due next week.
- E-waste is one of Australia's fastest growing waste streams
- Byteback ewaste recycling scheme.
- "Consultation Regulatory Impact Statement for set top boxes", as per COAG
- Product Stewardship Australia Ltd set up by CESA in 2004 to manage the end of life of e-waste
- EPA have announced computer verification testing
- Version 5.0 of the Energy Star will have an annual energy consumption figure
- Energy Star will use testing software
- BAPCo EEcoMark
- TC38-TG2 Ecma working group on energy efficiency
- European Directive 2005/32/EC on the eco-design of Energy-using Products (EuP)
- Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate includes Australia.
- Japanese TV energy tests from JEITA, US ANSI test, as well as IEC being revised for LCD TVs
- Paul Robinson represents Australia on TC108
- Climate Savers and Computers Off running education campaigns on energy saving.
- "Final Report on Community Attitudes to the Possibility of Energy Efficiency Labelling of Television Sets and Home Computers" Winton Report (April 2007) found people wanted energy efficiency labels for computers (off the table for this meeting).
- Pulse survey found consumers willing to pay an 8% premium for energy efficiency
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Sustainability of Computers and Monitors
Some items on increasing the sustainability and energy efficiency of computer monitors, TVs and computers: