Codes & Standards, Lighting, Programs & Policy

Legal Loophole Denies Consumers Energy Savings

30 Mar , 2018  

Lighting standards loophole jeopardizes energy and cost savings for fluorescent tubes Written by Chris Granada, appliance-standards.org, March 23, 2018 A legal loophole has already denied American consumers expected energy savings from efficiency standards on fluorescent tubes. Unless it is closed, this loophole threatens additional missed savings, particularly for households and small businesses. General service fluorescent […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

DOE Issues a Power Supply Standard to Conquer Vampire Electronics

22 Feb , 2016  

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DOE’s New Power Supply Standards Are a Big Win for Consumers and the Environment Appliance Standards Awareness Project, February 3, 2016. Image credit: Mike Lee Thanks to a new national standard announced today by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), power adapters–the sometimes bulky and annoying boxes on the power cords of your electronic gadgets–will waste […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Federal Agency Taking the Lead on EE Instead of Congress

26 Sep , 2014  

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Federal agency actions on energy efficiency under existing legislative authority are saving consumers money, creating jobs, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, and reducing oil use and imports.

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