October 11, 2014 – On behalf of the China Energy Group, Yao Yuan presented the Group’s labeling work titled “International Comparison of Standards and Labeling Programs and Key Success Factors” at the International Workshop of Energy Saving & Low Carbon Standards in Beijing, China.
About 200 experts from key governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, and companies participated in the workshop which was organized by China’s National Development and Reform Commission and the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), the national agency in charge of review, approval and issuance of all national standards.
2015 marks the 10th year of China’s implementation of the Energy Efficiency Labelling (EEL) program, which has made significant progress and contribution to energy savings in the past decade. Since 1996, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s China Energy Group has worked closely with China National Institute of Standardization (CNIS) to introduce, develop and build capacity in regional compliance verification for EEL. More recently, China Energy Group has worked with CNIS to strengthen its development and impact evaluation of the EEL.
Key participants included Zhang Yiqun, a policy maker from the State Administration of Quality, Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, China’s national authority responsible for supervision and inspection of all consumer products in China (including national testing and verification of energy performance of labeled efficient products) and representatives from the SAC. International experts and policymakers from the International Standards Organization, the French Agency for Environment and National University of Singapore were also present.