Energy Voluntary Agreement

With the exception of the gradual introduction of the implementation of energy management systems as an obligation in most voluntary agreements, no trend towards design harmonisation is observed. 39% reduction in the annual energy consumption of the national set-top box since 2012, resulting in cumulative savings of more than $5 billion on the cost of electricity and the prevention of 28.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions The energy intensity reduction target should be agreed with CONUEE on the basis of the average energy intensity of each sub-sector, and must be updated every three years. SENER will recognize and transcribe the achievements of VA program participants. In addition, conuee will conduct an evaluation of the program every two years. In recent years, CTA and NCTA have been working closely with Internet service providers and manufacturers to improve the energy efficiency of pay- and broadband TVs and save money for consumers. For example, the pioneering voluntary agreement on the continuous improvement of the energy efficiency of set-top boxes (STBs), adopted in 2012, has further improved the energy efficiency of PCBs year after year, while promoting innovation and competition. With signatories representing more than 90 percent of the U.S. pay-TV market and major manufacturers, the agreement has helped change the consumer technology industry`s approach to energy efficiency by encouraging innovation and sustainable improvements that benefit the entire industry. Follow the latest developments in the industry`s energy-saving efforts.