Setting Industry Standards for Clean Energy Products

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Rajnish Sharma, CEO & Director, Smarten writes on the need for standardisation for clean energy products.

Smarten is a leading manufacturer in power backup. The startup is known to use cutting-edge technology in its products that has helped it carve a niche in the clean energy sector.

In the past few years, clean energy products have gained substantial popularity. Consumers, who are becoming more environmentally conscious by the minute and keen to save money, are embracing the transition to renewable products with open arms.

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As the Centre looks to reduce carbon emissions by a massive 1 billion tonnes by 2030, more and more companies catering in the clean energy products sector are springing up while the existing ones continue to expand and make investments in the sector. It is rather telling that this year began with these companies laughing all the way to the bank as their stock prices saw a steady rise.

How Companies Are Achieving Clean Energy Products, Reducing Carbon Footprints

One common way that companies ensure their products are environmentally friendly is by using recycled materials in their manufacturing process. To cite an example, many computer manufacturing companies have resorted to using post-consumer recycled plastic in their computer packaging. Additionally, many businesses are forging partnerships with green organizations to reduce their carbon footprint and improve sustainability. Some companies have even gone on to create products specifically designed to be more eco-friendly than traditional alternatives. Thus, one can safely say that organisations are swiftly transitioning to clean energy products  and moving towards a more sustainable future.

Setting Standards

Against a backdrop such as this, it is essential to set standards for what constitutes a “clean energy product.”

A number of initiatives are being put in place to make sure that all clean energy products meet a set standard. The first initiative is the Clean Energy Product Standard, which stipulates that all clean energy products meet certain performance and safety requirements. This is reassuring for the consumer as well since they can invest in a product labelled “clean energy” without any reservations.

Additionally, the Department of Energy has launched the ENERGY STAR Certification Program, which will certify all ENERGY STAR products. Products that earn the ENERGY STAR certification are those that have been rigorously tested and proven to save energy, water, and money. Finally, the government is also leaving no stone unturned to facilitate the funding of research and development of new clean energy technologies. This is a monumental step in the direction of clean energy, that also ensures that new technologies are available to consumers.

Needless to say, these initiatives are vital to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protect our environment. Additionally, they will also help save consumers money on their energy bills pave the path for a more sustainable future. However, continuous support is the need of the hour if we are to continue making significant progress in the area of clean energy.

To conclude, setting industry standards encourages innovation and competition among manufacturers of clean energy products. This drives down the cost of these products and helps make them more accessible to consumers.

Smart Consumer, Happy Consumer

It is important for consumers to be aware of these standards because they have a responsibility to themselves and the planet to make smart choices when it comes to the products they use. Every purchase matters, so it’s important for consumers to do their research before they set out to buy a product. Aware consumers can make more informed decisions, thereby avoiding investment in purchasing items that may be harmful to their health and the environment. This will also give an impetus to companies towards producing more sustainable products.

Look Out For These Labels

To be certified as environmentally friendly, a product must meet certain criteria. The most common way to certify that a product is environmentally friendly is through the use of environmental labels. There are a variety of different environmental labels, but all of them have one common goal, which is to inform consumers about how environmentally friendly a product is. Some common environmental labels include the Energy Star label, the Fair-Trade certification, and the APEDA organic seal. Each of these labels has different criteria that a product must meet in order to be certified. For example, products with the Energy Star label must meet energy efficiency requirements, while products with the APEDA organic seal must meet certain agricultural standards.

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