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Computers and Computer Monitors Consultation Regulation Impact Statement – Ministerial Council on Energy

7th December 2010

A Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) regarding Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) has been released for public comment. The Equipment Energy Efficiency Committee seeks feedback on the proposal to regulate information and communications technology equipment (computers and computer monitors) under the MEPS program to improve existing levels of energy efficiency and performance. The proposed standard would apply to all computers and computer monitors used in all sectors of the market (residential, commercial and government) throughout Australia and New Zealand. The equipment covered includes:

  • desktop, integrated and notebook/tablet type computers;
  • small scale servers; and
  • most types of computer monitors.

 The OBPR has approved the consultation RIS; consultation closes on 8 December 2010.

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