Deep freezers are a popular refrigeration equipment for freezing and preserving content at a temperature equal to or below – 18°C, using a liquid refrigerant to absorb and displace heat. These products are widely used for residential, commercial, pharmaceutical, and other cold storage purposes. Paradoxically, deep freezers use a significant amount of energy that results in harmful carbon emissions. Informed energy efficiency policy can help energy security and benefit the environment. Using both surveys and in-person interviews of manufacturers and their associations, this report examines the Indian deep freezer market in order to understand product segmentation and projected growth rates. The report additionally reviews international labeling policies adopted in the European Union, China, the United States, and other leading economies across the world to inform policy recommendations. Projections indicate that the chest freezer labeling policy would cumulatively avoid 6.2 TWH of electricity and 5 MtCO2 through 2030.
You may like this additional Labeling research
U.S. Consumer Attitudes Towards Appliance Efficiency Standards and Purchasing Behaviors by Income, Race, and Homeownership
This Issue Brief serves to inform the US Department of Energy (DOE) and policymakers of the widespread public support for federal appliance energy efficiency standards, and uncover new data on appliance purchasing behaviors.
Integrating Appliance Efficiency into Nationally Determined Contributions
This report investigates the inclusion of appliance efficiency in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and advises governments on how they can best leverage ambitious appliance efficiency policies when revising climate commitments.
Air Conditioner Labeling in Thailand: Key Findings and Recommendations
This Policy Brief presents findings from an evaluation of the Electricity Generation Authority for Thailand (EGAT) No. 5 air conditioning (AC) energy label and provides recommendations to enhance the labels' impact in driving the transition to higher-efficiency products.
Study to Evaluate Online Energy Labelling Compliance in the EU
E-commerce is steadily growing in the EU, and numerous websites offer energy-using products for sale. In this study, CLASP and our partners assessed the proper display of appliance energy labels and related information on websites. The study covers six EU Member States: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, France, and Slovakia.
Revising the Brazilian Labeling Program for Refrigerators: Lessons from the European Union and Thailand
Brazil's INMETRO is currently considering modifications to the National Label for Energy Conservation (ENCE) for refrigerators. CLASP studies the experiences of the European Union (EU) and Thailand in including additional labeling categories and provides key insights.