Policy Guide

Voluntary endorsement labelling scheme


  • Tholen, Lena (Lead author)
  • Thomas, Stefan (Reviewer)

References and further reading

  • Attali, Sophie; Bush, Eric.; Michel, Anette (2009): Factors influencing the penetration of energy efficient electrical appliances into national markets in Europe. Report for Defra/the Market Transformation Programme by SoWATT and Bush Energie GmbH www.bigee.net/s/j9d3ty
  • Bertoldi, Paolo; Atanasiu, Bogdan (2007): Electricity Consumption and Efficiency Trends in the Enlarged European Union. Status report 2006. European Commission www.bigee.net/s/kzh3ik
  • The Collaborative Labelling & Appliance Standards Program (CLASP) (2004): Energy Labelling and standards programs throughout the world. Report prepared by Lloyd Harrington and Melissa Damnics. Report commissioned and published by the National Appliance and Equipment Energy Efficiency Committee. Australia www.bigee.net/s/cqxfhd
  • Ecofys; Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy (2006): Guidelines for the monitoring, evaluation and design of energy efficiency policies - How policy theory can guide monitoring & evaluation efforts and support the design of SMART policies, Bericht des Projektes AID-EE im Rahmen des Intelligent Energy Europe-Programs. Utrecht www.bigee.net/s/vivq6a
  • European Commission (2006): Impact Assessment Report for the Action Plan for Energy Efficiency www.bigee.net/s/u5pg5y
  • European Commission (2008): Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the indication by labelling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products. Impact Assessment. SEC(2008) 2862 www.bigee.net/s/qez72p
  • International Energy Agency (IEA): Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (2000): Energy labels and standards www.bigee.net/s/1wuy2y
  • Lane, Kevin; Harrington, Lloyd; Ryan, Paul (2011): How much did we actually save? A long-term evaluation of appliance standards and labels. EEDAL ’11 - Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting www.bigee.net/s/yi4wam
  • Dale, Larry; Antinori, Camille; McNeil, Michael; McMahon, Jim (2001): Retrospective Evaluation of Declining Price for Energy Efficient Appliances www.bigee.net/s/ce68tp
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (1997): Eco-Labelling: Actual effects of selected programmes. OECD/GD(97)105 www.bigee.net/s7/eaphp9
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (2008): Good practice in promoting sustainable consumption in OECD countries www.bigee.net/s/ayacpy
  • Ürge-Vorsatz, Diana; Koeppel, Sonja (2007): United Nations Environment Programme: Assessments of Policy Instruments for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Buildings. Report for the UNEP-Sustainable Buildings and Construction Initiative. Budapest www.bigee.net/s/gbuy3w
  • Wiel, McMahon; McMahon, James (2005): Energy-Efficiency Labels and Standards: A Guidebook for Appliances, Equipment, and Lighting. Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program (CLASP). Washington, D.C. www.bigee.net/s/xmmfe2
  • World Energy Council; ADEME (2004): Energy Efficiency: A worldwide review. Indicators, Policies, Evaluation. London www.bigee.net/s7/c4fqva

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