Seth Shulman of the Union of Concerned Scientists writes that the decline in electricity consumption in the U.S. is "to a large extent, a direct result of govenment energy efficiency standards."
Standards in the News
ACEEE Executive Director Steven Nadel reacts to news that the light bulb rider was inserted into the omnibus spending bill.
Noah Horowitz of Natural Resources Defense Council gives his take on the historic agreement to slash the energy use of set-top boxes by 10 to 45 percent.
National Geographic writes that chances are good that hidden energy hogs in your home are burning more power and money than your refrigerator—sometimes much more.
Consumer Federation of America notes: Energy costs drain $4,600 from household budgets annually; standards could save nearly $1000.
Listen to the story by Scott Horsley of National Public Radio.
Ambreen Ali of Roll Call discusses how ceiling fan makers have done an about face with regards to efficiency measures.
NRDC blog post by Devra Wang
John Broder of the New York Times writes about delayed efficiency standards and the possibility of a change if nominee is approved.