International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies
IEC Industry perpective

Governments/ International Organizations

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Facing new challenges

Better use of energy

Controlling energy demand and supply

Controlling energy demand and supply

Rapid technology development and increased energy needs have brought on new challenges that countries need to face individually and collectively.


To meet growing energy demands and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, countries have to apply stringent measures to make the best use of existing energy resources. They need to put in place programmes to enforce more energy-efficient products and systems, while developing new non-polluting energy sources.


International standards provide the solid technical foundation and the metrics that allow manufacturers to build better products and governments to measure, compare and ultimately improve total energy efficiency.