Country:Korea
Year:1999
Policy status:Ended
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:1999
Date Ended:2005
Policy Type:Information and Education>Performance Label>Endorsement label, Voluntary Approaches>Negotiated Agreements (Public-private sector)
Policy Target:Residential Appliances>Standby
Description:

This programme, operational since 1 April 1999 under the basis of Article 13 of the Law on the Rationalised Use of Energy and MOCIEs notification No. 2000-33, 2000.3.16 (Regulation on the Promotional Spreading of Energy Saving Office Equipment and Home Electronics), is a voluntary partnership between manufacturers and KEMCO to reduce the standby electricity used by a product. The 14 items subject to this programme are: computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, copiers, scanners, multifunction devices, energy saving and controlling devices, televisions, videocassette recorders, home audio products, DVD players, microwave ovens, and battery chargers. Energy saving standards have been fixed for the 14 items. Consumers can identify the energy saving products easily by the energy saving label attached. In addition, the products can be identified through the energy saving list posted on the Internet site. According to the Regulation, it is mandatory for all public institutions to purchase and use the following eight items of energy saving office equipment with the energy saving label attached: computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, copiers, scanners, multifunction devices and energy saving and controlling devices. It is estimated that if it is possible to substitute these 14 items, including the 90 million computers in use in Korea, and sell 20 million units per year of products with minimised standby electric power, this could save energy up to 5 216 GWh (521.6 billion Won) and reduce the CO2 produced by electric power production by 690 000 tonnes, thus contributing to the prevention of global warming.

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