DOE Finalizes ‘Process’ Rule To Speed Efficiency Standards After Rollback

November 22, 2021
The Department of Energy (DOE) has finalized a rule to streamline the process for issuing strict appliance energy efficiency standards that are key to the Biden climate agenda, rolling back a binding Trump-era “process rule” that environmentalists charged would impede development of important standards. The final rule , which DOE released Nov. 19 ahead of its publication in the Federal Register , remains largely unchanged from the proposed version floated in April, with DOE rejecting arguments from industry groups who...

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