Newsletter Issue 26 - March 2021
Biden Energy Dept orders sweeping review of Trump energy rules
Appliance standards were included in a request for DOE to review several of the Trump administration’s most controversial energy rules.
District of Columbia Adopts Standards
The City of Washington D.C. adopted appliance efficiency standards for 19 products at the end of December, including becoming the first jurisdiction to set standards for air purifiers.
14 states, six advocacy groups file legal challenge against DOE for failure to update appliance standards (Nov 2020)
Consumers have lost billions of dollars every year while climate pollution has increased, say a pair of lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court.
Federal and State Updates
Federal updates on battery chargers, automatic commercial ice makers, commercial clothes washers, dishwashers, room air conditioners, and the DOE enforcement process.
States continue to take action on appliance standards. Check out the latest, including a new California Energy Commission rulemaking regarding grid-connected appliances.
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