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The Biden administration paved the way today to set standards that significantly cut energy waste from major sources of greenhouse gas emissions in homes.
Contact: Marianne DiMascio, mdimascio@standardsASAP.org, 603-340-1352
Providence, RI – The Rhode Island legislature adopted an appliance efficiency bill today that is a triple win for the state. The bill will cut energy and water waste, save consumers and businesses money on utility bills, and help Rhode Island meet the state’s Act on Climate goal to deeply cut the state’s carbon emissions.
Washington, DC is set to become the eighth U.S. jurisdiction to adopt energy-saving standards for common household and commercial products since the start of the Trump administration. On Tuesday afternoon, the DC Council voted unanimously in support of the measure, which will cut utility bills for consumer and businesses and help meet the district’s target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2032.
New York made a big splash recently by updating water-saving standards for four common plumbing products—faucets, showerheads, toilets, and urinals. On December 6, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed a bill that will reduce water and energy waste, decrease CO2 emissions, and save consumers money on utility bills.