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."