ASEAN and US Cooperate on Energy Efficiency Regulation

15 December 2010: The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Department of Energy are supporting energy regulators in the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries to establish energy efficiency standards and labeling programmes.

The US-ASEAN Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Workshop was held from 13-15 December 2010, in Hanoi, Viet Nam. Among the tools discussed at the workshop was a data model that helps regulators calculate energy savings potential from standards and labeling programmes, including comparative analysis across products. The workshop was organized by the US Department of Energy and the ASEAN-US Technical Assistance and Training Facility, a joint program of USAID and the US Department of State, in collaboration with the ASEAN Secretariat and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam. [ASEAN Press Release]