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One-Watt TV label implementation in Malaysia
International Journal of Regulation and Governance (2005)
  • Mahendra Varman Munusamy, M.Varman, University of Malaya
  • H.H. Masjuki
  • T.M.I. Mahlia

Many countries, from the US to Australia, are now interested in implementing stand-by power energy label for household appliances, in stages, until the 1-W (watt) target is achieved. TV sets consuming 1-W power are widely available in the developed nations. In a developing country like Malaysia, however, the penetration of 1-W stand-by power TV is very low and unless a mandatory label programme is introduced, the degree of penetration is not likely to rise. This paper attempts to calculate the emission pollutants reduction and the energy savings by implementing the 1-W stand-by power label for TV sets in Malaysia. It is estimated that this effort will enable CO2 (carbon dioxide) emissions reduction of 1477.7 kT (kilo tonnes), NOx (oxides of nitrogen) reduction of 4673.0 tonnes, and CO (carbon monoxide) reduction of 763.7 tonnes in the country during the energy label period of 20 years. Additionally, Malaysia will benefit from energy savings of approximately, 2794.9 GWh (gigawatt hours).

  • one watt,
  • 1-Watt,
  • TV,
  • stand-by power
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Mahendra Varman Munusamy, H.H. Masjuki and T.M.I. Mahlia. "One-Watt TV label implementation in Malaysia" International Journal of Regulation and Governance Vol. 5 Iss. 1 (2005)
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