EPA Drops Gas Appliances From Energy Star’s Top Efficiency Rating

October 4, 2021
EPA is dropping natural gas-powered appliances from qualifying for the Energy Star program’s top tier efficiency standard in 2022, bolstering local calls to block use of the fossil fuel while also highlighting federal recognition that such appliances are relatively less efficient than all-electric models and could help the Biden administration’s climate goals. EPA announced in a Sept. 28 memo that it will exclude furnaces, boilers, and gas-powered dryers from the program’s “Most Efficient” category in 2022. EPA runs the Energy...

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