The SELINA Project is finished and all Deliverables can be downloaded from this website.
Thank you and goodbye !
IEA report 'Standby Power and Low Energy Networks' available
Standby Power and Low Energy Networks - issues and directions report is now publicly available at http://standby.iea-4e.org/news/standby-power-and-low-energy-networks-report-released- . The report has been released by the 4E Standby Annex
IEA / APP /EU SELINA/ Workshop on Standby Power, Vienna, March 2010
On March 2nd, an International Workshop on Standby Power was organised jointly by the International Energy Agency (IEA), APP and EU. The workshop programme can be accessed trough
http://standby.iea-4e.org/files/otherfiles/0000/0015/SELINA-Agenda-International-Workshop-Vienna-2-Mar-2010-final.pdf . Presentations will be available on this website soon after the Workshop.
Computer and Server Energy Efficiency Standards/ Labeling Workshop
(November 2009) With the support and coordination of CLASP, CSEP and LBNL, CNIS recently hosted a workshop on Computers and Servers in Beijing, with attendees from India's Bureau of Energy Efficiency, the US's Energy Star, and the European Commission.
In this first meeting of its kind, participants discussed the potential for harmonization of test procedures and/or MEPS for computers and servers. The European Commission has aligned its MEPS to Energy Star requirements for computers. Additionally, the United States is the only the player at the table with a voluntary label already in place for servers, while other participants had plans to initiate MEPS for servers.
Electricity Consumption and Efficiency Trends in the European Union
The 'Electricity Consumption and Efficiency Trends in the European Union' report, issued by the JRC Institute for Energy (IE), calculates the market share of energy-efficient appliances and equipment and the energy consumption by sector in 2007. It also identifies the appliances in which energy efficiency has the largest potential: domestic, street and office lighting; televisions and stand-by appliances in households, as well as electric motors in industry.
New EU Requirement for standby and off-mode
The objective of the eco-design requirements for standby off-mode is to ensure the lowest possible energy use for small and large household appliances and electronic products in passive standby and off modes. The measure is horizontal i.e. the requirements apply to all products - even those for which specific requirements are not yet defined. They may be replaced by specific requirements defined in implementing measures for certain product groups.
New International Energy Agency study "Gadgets and Gigawatts"
Electronic devices are a growing part of our lives and many of us can count between 20 and 30 separate items in our homes, from major items like televisions to a host of small gadgets. The communication and entertainment benefits these bring are not only going to people in wealthier nations - in Africa, for example, one in nine people now has a mobile phone. By 2010 there will be over 3.5 billion mobile phones subscribers, 2 billion TVs in use around the world and 1 billion personal computers.
Fast and easy solutions for cutting standby losses ?
At the recent Summer Study of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ECEEE), two Swedish consultants argued that waiting to replace all appliances by new ones will cause a lot of wasted energy and unnecessary CO2 emissions. There will be a gradual improvement starting in 2010 thanks to the European eco-design requirements on new products for standby losses below one watt, which will limit the losses.
AutoPowerOff plug banks
At the same ECEEE Conference, two Danish experts (including our SELINA partner IT Energy) presented calculations showing that if every Danish home installed AutoPowerOff plug banks, savings equivalent to 5% of household electricity consumption or 1.5% of the total in Denmark would be possible.
Shops supporting the SELINA Project
Thanks to the retailers that allow us doing measurements in their shops ! These shops include COSMOS (Austria), Electroworld and Euronics (Czech Republic), PTA and VEF Radiotehnika RRR (Latvia), Colruyt, Vandenborre and Staples Office Centre (Belgium), and Radio Popular (Portugal). Your support is invaluable for the SELINA project.