Appliance Group Chafes At DOE’s Planned Efficiency ‘Process’ Changes

April 8, 2021
A group representing appliance manufacturers is expressing early concerns about the Energy Department’s (DOE) proposal to roll back the Trump administration’s rule codifying the “process” for how officials develop product efficiency standards, charging that the move boosts uncertainty for the sector. “We want certainty in how DOE’s going to follow the process, and not just have a procedure or guideline they can follow if and when they want,” Kevin Messner, senior vice president of policy and government relations for the...

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