Missed DOE Deadlines Mounting


By law, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) must review each national appliance standard every six years and publish either a proposed rule to update the standard or a determination that no change is warranted. As of August 2020, DOE has missed legal deadlines for twenty-eight product standards. Based on the current rate of progress, DOE likely will miss several more appliance standards deadlines by January 2021.