The government will regulate the energy consumption performance of electrical appliances sold in the market after the enactment of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act by the end of 2014, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.

Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui

Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Peter Chin Fah Kui said the ministry is in the process of formulating the act, which is also available in Thailand, Singapore and China.

“The ministry with the assistance of the Energy Commission has reviewed the energy consumption in standby mode in electrical appliances, especially television.

“Sirim Malaysia tests revealed that there was a maximum energy consumption, ranging from 1 watt to 5 watts, when the appliances were put in standby mode,” he said when replying to Khairy Jamaluddin (BN-Rembau) here.

Chin said the ministry was also actively promoting the importance and benefits of using energy-efficient electrical equipment to the public.

“Consumers should be aware that leaving the appliances in standby mode is a wasteful habit.

“For manufacturers, there are incentives offered if they use energy efficient products such as air conditioners, fans, televisions and refrigerators,” he said. – Bernama