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BEIJING –
China's top economic planner said Wednesday it would ban sales of
energy-wasting air conditioners from June 1 by raising the market
threshold based on their energy efficiency. New standards will evaluate each model
according to their coefficient of performance (COP), the efficiency
ratio of the amount of heating or cooling provided by a heating or
cooling unit to the energy consumed by the system. The higher the COP,
the more efficient the system.  (more)