DOE Goes Ahead With 3rd Appliance Standard in Obama's 'Year of Action'

"The Energy Department today rolled out new energy efficiency standards to make commercial refrigeration equipment in grocery and convenience stores about 30 percent more efficient -- providing another bump for President Obama's Climate Action Plan."

"This is the third appliance standard DOE has announced since Obama's State of the Union address a month ago, in which he pledged to use his executive power to forward his agenda, including cutting U.S. energy use, as part of his strategy to mitigate climate change. DOE published final efficiency standards for external power supplies and floodlights about a month ago.

Three other proposed appliance efficiency regulations, which were published last fall, are queued up for finalization soon: furnace fans, walk-in coolers and freezers, and electric motors."

Katherine Ling reports for Greenwire February 28, 2014.

Monday, March 3, 2014