Energy efficiency platform launches in Latin America
A young girl using solar energy through a photovaultic panel to power a lightbulb.
Latin America’s first Topten energy efficiency platform was launched in Chile in August, with support from WWF, enabling consumers to identify the most efficient products and appliances ranging from lightbulbs and lighting systems to air conditioners, freezers and cars. Reducing energy consumption is an important factor in combatting climate change and has the added value of reducing costs for purchasers of high efficiency products rated by Topten. The global Topten network started in Switzerland in 2000, and has expanded to China and 16 European countries, contributing to increased market share for energy efficient products and substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.