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