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.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has extended the public comment period on a proposed rule to update its interim waiver process. The new deadline is July 15.
NAFEM is in the process of providing member input on the proposed rule to address delays in the current process and will submit comments by the revised deadline.
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced an $89 million project to spur continued innovation of energy-related advanced manufacturing technologies.
In early May, NAFEM submitted comments largely supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed Process Rule that would streamline and modernize how the agency sets energy-efficiency standards and test procedures for commercial equipment covered by ASHRAE Standard 90.1. (For more information on ASHRAE, see the Partner Profile below.)
Colorado House Bill 19-1231 has passed the state’s House and Senate and awaits Governor Polis’ signature. If signed by the Governor, the bill will require that all commercial dishwashers, fryers, hot food-holding cabinets and steam cookers, along with a variety of other devises used in the state, must meet or exceed ENERGY STAR® and WaterSense requirements after Jan. 1, 2021.