Energy

Check out the the latest ENERGY STAR updates.

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In early 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is scheduled to review test procedures for automatic commercial ice makers (ACIM), commercial refrigeration equipment (CRE) and walk-in coolers/freezers (WIC/F). Also in 2020, EPA will determine whether to amend the current energy efficient standards for CRE and WIC/F. Review of the ACIM energy efficiency standards is scheduled for 2021.

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Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) honor organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protect the environment through energy efficiency.

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Oct. 22 is ENERGY STAR Day, an annual campaign that communicates the importance of energy efficiency.

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One year ago, California Governor Jerry Brown signed sweeping legislation requiring that all the state’s energy come from clean power sources by 2045.

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NAFEM and many others have provided feedback to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on its proposed rule to address current delays in requests for interim waivers.

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In its suggested updates to the Process Rule (see related article in the NAFEM in Action section), DOE proposed to define an energy-saving threshold to satisfy the Energy Policy and Conservation Act requirement that a new or amended energy conservation standard must result in significant conservation of energy.

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In response to a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposed rule to address current delays in requests for interim waivers, NAFEM submitted comments to the agency reflecting member input. 

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is charged with guiding the country’s transition to a global clean energy economy.

 

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