Standards in the News
Standards in the News (for ASAP press releases, click here)
April 10, 2013: NRDC Blog by Robin Roy: New Efficiency Standards for Transformers from DOE
April 4, 2013: Climate Progress Guest Blogger Lisa Heinzerling mentions efficiency standards languishing at OIRA: Sunstein's "Simpler Government" is Legally Suspect, Overly Secretive and Politically Unaccountable
November 11, 2012: Cass Sunstein, former Director of OMB, writes about appliance standards in a New York Times editorial entitled: "Climate Change: Lessons from Ronald Reagan". He states that "monetary benefits dwarf the costs". Read the entire op-ed from the New York Times here
September 4, 2012: NEEA (Northwest Energy Efficiency Association) reports on a new energy efficient technology for dryers. Heat pump dryers are already in use in Europe and efforts are underway to bring them to the U.S. Read the article: "Clothes Dryers - Coming Into the 21st Century"
September 4, 2012: Consumer Reports asks readers which president signed into law the first federal standards to make appliances more efficient? Find the answers here: "Hail to the Chief Who Enacted Tougher Energy Standards"
August 7, 2012: ACEEE released a white paper entitled The Rebound Effect: Large or Small? The paper is written in a "question and answer" format designed to summarize what we know, what we do not, and---given what we know---how large the rebound effect is likely to be. The paper examines both direct and indirect rebound effects. Read the full blog
July 20, 2012: ACEEE blog: Efficiency standards have a long record as a commonsense way to save money for consumers and provide important societal benefits at the same time.
May 16, 2012: DOE press release: New Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Clothes Washers and Dishwashers to Save Consumers Billions on Energy Bills
April 27, 2012: Secretary Chu on appliance standards at international meeting: "The participating governments have already implemented more than 60 appliance standards that have saved 600 Twh or equivalent to 200 mid-sized power stations."
Article by James Murray, businessGreen
January 12, 2012: Calfornia Energy Commission Plugs in Energy Efficiency Rules for Battery-Charged Appliances
First-in-the-Nation Rules Will Save Consumers Over $300 Million Annually