Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - Friday, February 28, 2020
IV ECPA Ministerial side events
Benefits and Opportunities of a Regional Energy Efficiency Regulation for Lighting Products
Due to its low first cost, rapid turn-over and high energy savings potential, lighting represents one of the best products for setting quality and performance product regulations. Over the last decade, lighting technology has improved significantly, transitioning from wasteful lamp technologies like incandescent, halogen and fluorescent lamps to more efficient and sustainable lighting technologies such as light emitting diode (LED). Today’s LED lamps are affordable, widely available, and offer 90% energy savings over incandescent lamps. Consumer payback periods are often less than a year and in some cases only a few months. Additionally, while the market interest in LED products continues to grow, many governments lack quality and safety standards for these lamps and luminaires. However, with the right regulatory framework in place, governments can accelerate the market transformation to efficient lighting and ensure the availability of high quality, affordable LED lamps and luminaries.
Governments have the ability to establish cost-effective policy measures to prevent poor quality lighting products from entering the market and thereby accelerate the adoption of more energy-efficient, higher quality models. Increasing the energy efficiency of lighting products is one of the most effective, low-cost ways to reduce energy bills, manage electricity demand and avoid CO2 emissions while improving quality of life. Harmonizing and increasing the stringency of energy efficiency standards and labels (S&L) for lighting in SICA can benefit power grid stability, energy security and economic development. Moreover, it will contribute to greater regional cooperation and integration amongst member states.
This side event seeks to show the benefits and opportunities of pursuing a regional energy efficiency regulation for lighting products in Central America and Dominican Republic. The dialogue will address economic and policy considerations, barriers and best practices to encourage a transition to energy-efficient lighting.
Energy 2020 RPD: Sustainable Energy Paths for Latin America and the Caribbean & Enabling Early Adoption of Electric Mobility
The ENE 2020 RPD will take place within the context of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas 2020 Ministerial Meeting in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Together with the Government of Jamaica and other key high-level governments officials, the IDB will share valuable experiences regarding sustainable energy paths in the Latin America and Caribbean region as well as new technologies for e-mobility and learn from regional peers. These two sessions presided by IDB will contribute to foster the dialogue on sustainable policy and climate action and nationally determined contributions to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
The first session on sustainable energy will include the participation of the Ministers/Deputy Ministers of Energy of the following countries: Jamaica, Costa Rica, Bahamas, Ecuador, Guyana and Argentina. The second session on e-mobility will include the participation of Barbados, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname and Jamaica. Both RPD sessions are part of the critical policy agenda put forth by ENE in 2020 on “Utilities Pushing the Frontiers.”
Montego Bay Convention Centre Jamaica
Thursday, 16 January, 2020