Improving the energy efficiency of electronic displays
Consultation is now open for options to improve the energy efficiency of televisions, computer monitors and digital signage displays sold, supplied or imported into Australia or New Zealand.
The proposed changes would update Australian and New Zealand regulations and bring them into line with European requirements.
A combination of regulatory and market failures for the energy efficiency of televisions, computer monitors and digital signage displays are contributing to unnecessary electricity use in Australia and New Zealand. This unnecessary electricity use is imposing higher costs on consumers and society more broadly.
Reductions in electricity consumption can:
- reduce energy costs for end users
- lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and help to meet Australia’s GHG emission commitments
- reduce stress on electricity grids
- reduce the risk of load shedding and blackouts.
Our Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (CRIS) identifies a range of options to improve the energy efficiency of electronic displays supplied in Australia and New Zealand. You can find the CRIS on the consultation page.
Written submissions are invited on any aspect of the CRIS. Your feedback will help Energy Ministers to decide:
- whether to change the energy efficiency and labelling requirements for televisions and computer monitors
- whether to introduce new labelling and standby and network power requirements for digital signage displays
- the process for introducing any new requirements for these products.
Have your say by 5pm AEST, 4 July 2023.
Electronic displays consultation paper