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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

Defending Energy Star Against the Trump Administration

13 Apr , 2017  

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US State Attorneys To Sue Trump Administration Over Energy Efficiency Standards Clean Technica, April 5, 2017 US State Attorneys led by New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman have filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for illegally blocking energy efficiency standards that the claimants believe not only cut costs but cut pollution levels as […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

Five Efficiency Standards Under the Trump Administration’s Purview

2 Jan , 2017  

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Fate of Five Final Energy Efficiency Rules Could Be Up to Trump Bloomberg BNA, December 29, 2016 Five final energy efficiency appliance standards issued by the Obama administration Dec. 28 could be undone by the Trump administration due to a new review period. The Energy Department issued final rules increasing energy efficiency requirements for walk-in […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

The Need for Transparency in the Lighting Industry

14 Apr , 2016  

Lightbulbs excluded in EU regulations on energy efficiency claims The Guardian, April 12, 2016. Image credit: jacquess27 The EU has voted to close loopholes that allow home appliance manufacturers to make misleading claims about their products’ energy performance, but environmentalists are incandescent that lightbulbs have been excluded from the new rules. Companies will no longer be […]

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Industrial Technology, Motors & Drives

DOE Updates NEMA Premium Regulation Standards

17 Sep , 2015  

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Motor Regulations and System Engineering Automation World, September 11, 2015. Image credit: Siemens Starting next year, gear motors, brake motors and inverter duty motors—which had previously been excluded from the Department of Energy’s NEMA Premium regulations—must now meet the standard. During a recent meeting at Siemens’ gear motor assembly plant in Greenville, S.C., Rich Mintz, […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

California Lawmakers Set Ambitious Standards for Energy Efficiency

4 Jun , 2015  

California passes ambitious laws on emissions and energy efficiency The Guardian, June 4, 2015. Image credit: werner22brigitte Dubbed the California climate leadership package, the 12 bills represent a Democratic-driven push in the Senate to advance an agenda of technological innovation and conservation that was put into play by an executive order by California Governor Jerry […]

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