Progressing Energy Efficiency Policies for Systems

Systems are described as the next frontier for energy efficiency policy, offering the potential to unlock huge energy savings in equipment-based energy-using systems.
In this summary we highlight some of the key findings from 4E’s investigations over several years.

Policy Brief – Upstream Consequences from Connected Devices

Connecting devices to the internet has profound implications for energy use, in three areas: Digitalisation, Wasted Energy and Upstream Consequences. This policy brief covers the third topic – Upstream Consequences. This policy brief is based on two EDNA reports: Total Energy Model for Connected Devices and Intelligent Efficiency for Data Centres & Wide Area Networks

Huge energy-savings by WBG semiconductors

This is one of the latest articles published by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) related to wide bandgap technology, and its potential promising applications for SiC and GaN Semiconductors.

Total Energy Model for Connected Devices

The objective of this study is to develop a quantitative model of the “total energy use” of connected devices, globally. This report (and model) aims to quantify the total additional energy that results from devices becoming connected to a communications network

PECTA Pre-scoping study – New power electronic materials and devices and its impact on the energy efficiency – Assessment Study for 4E Annex preparation

In the beginning of 2017, a new Annex to the IEA 4E TCP (Technology Collaboration Program of Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment) has been planned. The Power Electronic Conversion Technology Annex (PECTA) is designed as a platform to assess the efficiency benefit of using the emerging WBG technology. This report is part of the PECTA preparation […]

Policy Brief – Networked Audio Products

This briefing summarises the key findings of the EDNA report Network Connected Audio Products – Measurements and Analysis of Network Standby Consumption, which focuses on larger audio products that use WiFi to communicate. The report uses

Policy Brief – Voluntary Agreements

Voluntary Agreements (VAs) are one type of policy measure used by governments to stimulate the development and uptake of energy efficiency appliances and equipment. This Policy Brief focuses mainly on VAs made between a government and industry actors, where industry has taken the initiative