Implementing Agreement 4E
The IEA Implementing Agreement for a Co-operating Programme on Efficiency Electrical End-use Equipment (4E) was approved by the IEA Governing Board primo 2008.
A group of IEA member countries join forces in the international collaborative programme to promote wider use of energy-efficient electrical equipment and household appliances.
Initially the 4E Implementing Agreement focuses on the areas with the best short-term potential for cutting down electricity consumption. The International Energy Agency estimates that energy-efficiency improvements could contribute up to 47% of reductions in energy-related CO2 emissions potentially achievable by 2030.
The 4E Implementing agreement aims on sharing knowledge on a global scale. This includes benchmarking and mapping energy saving potential in electrical appliances. The first product related research projects focus on Standby Power, Efficient Motors and the growing energy consumption from Digital Set-top Boxes.