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Energy Efficiency Bill Signed Into Law in Vermont

31 May , 2018  

Vermont law ‘ups the ante’ on energy efficiency Written by Peter Maloney, utilitydive.com, May 30, 2018 Dive Brief: Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott last week signed a bill that aims to raise the ante on energy efficiency and drive more federal action. The new standards apply to a variety of appliances, including computers and monitors, […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

Federal Appliance Standards – Consumer Friend or Foe?

31 Aug , 2016  

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits The Heritage Foundation recently posted an opinion piece on why the federal government should not be mandating energy efficiency standards. The authors suggest that the standards reduce consumer choices, have little impact on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or increasing energy savings, and hinder innovation. The authors argue that high […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

Appliance Standards Promote Innovation & Yield Energy Savings

10 Jan , 2016  

PG&E Marketplace appliance standards kitchen

Your kitchen is a battleground in Obama energy efficiency push Chicago Tribune, January 9, 2016. Image credit: Mikhail Golub No, literally. Since 2009, his administration has created 43 rules that will deliver the biggest energy savings of any president in history, eliminating demand in 2030 equal to the electricity produced by 96 power plants, based on […]

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