Standards in the News

Environmental and consumer groups initiated legal action against the US Department of Energy, filing a lawsuit for illegally delaying ceiling fan standards and a notice of intent to sue for delays on five additional product standards. 

Noah Horowitz blog post, NRDC

The US Department of Energy updated and expanded its definition of what constitutes an everyday light bulb, paving the way for the Trump administration to implement the second phase of a bipartisan law signed by President George W. Bush to cut the energy waste of bulbs.


Little-Known Federal Appliance Standards Rank as #2 Energy-Saving Tool in US., Will Play Major Role in Meeting Paris Climate Target

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) today released its latest proposal for mandating more energy efficient computers and monitors. The proposal for the nation’s first mandatory standards for computers, if adopted, will be an important step toward reducing their energy use around the country and even the world.


Energy Department announces largest energy-saving standard in history

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced historic new efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and furnaces. Developed with industry, utilities, and environmental groups, these standards will save more energy than any other standard issued by the Department to date.

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Baltimore Sun op-ed
October 14, 2015
By Andrew deLaski

After one of the warmest summers ever, the approaching winter heating season may seem hard to imagine right now. But the icy grip of cold weather will be upon us soon, and that's bad news for the millions of Americans who experience serious financial pressure every year trying to keep their homes warm. Those consumers and the federal lawmakers who represent them should be outraged to learn that...