Department of Energy to Push Forward Delayed Efficiency Standards

 

Great news for utility customers as the Department of Energy recently announced their commitment to push forward four delayed energy efficiency standards.

 

The standards could save consumers more than $3.8 billion annually – and save enough electricity to power almost 4 million homes. The standards address products such as metal halide lamps, commercial refrigeration equipment, and walk-in coolers and freezers. The standards will become final next year.

 

A coalition of ten states has been pushing the DOE to act on the energy-saving standards, which was delayed for four months. The delay cost Americans an estimated $2.31 billion in missed savings, with each additional month delay costs about $156 million.

 

“DOE’s efficiency standards program has huge benefits for consumers, for electricity reliability, and curbing global warming.”

 

Source: GreenTechMedia

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