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Household Refrigerators and Freezers

29th May 2018

Decision Regulation Impact Statement – COAG Energy Council

On 24 November 2017, the COAG Energy Council agreed to changes to energy efficiency regulation for household refrigerators and freezers.

The changes will tighten Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) for household refrigerators and freezers to harmonise with MEPS levels adopted by the United States in 2014. In addition, the changes will result in adopting international test standards, rather than the current regional specific Australian and New Zealand test standards, and provide consumers with more representative and comparable information on the in-home energy efficiency of refrigerators and freezers.

A decision Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) was prepared by the Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy on behalf of the trans-Tasman Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) programme and assessed as compliant with the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) RIS Guidelines by the Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR).

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