Backing Biden Climate Order, DOE Eases Trump’s Efficiency Process Rule

April 1, 2021
Making good on a major Biden climate plan, the Energy Department (DOE) is proposing to roll back a controversial Trump-era process rule that critics say created hurdles to strengthening energy efficiency standards, a plan DOE says will allow it to quickly block less-efficient appliances while pushing more-efficient, lower-emitting technologies. In a proposed rule slated for publication in the Federal Register April 2, DOE says it is proposing to drop mandatory analytical requirements, energy-savings thresholds and other provisions in the...

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