New Icemaker Efficiency Standards Are a Step in the Right Direction, but Stronger Standards Make Sense
Higher cost-effective efficiency levels would increase national energy savings by about one-third compared to the proposed standards.
DOE estimates that proposed standards would yield between $1.6 and $4.1 billion in net savings for businesses and would reduce CO2 emissions by 55 million MT on equipment purchased over 30 years. Energy savings are estimated at 1 quad (annual US energy use is about 98 quads).
The final rule is expected in March 2014 (DOE missed the January 2013 statutory deadline.)