Gas Groups Detail Case Against Furnace, Water Heater Efficiency Rules

April 11, 2024
Natural gas industry groups are outlining their arguments in consolidated litigation against three Energy Department (DOE) efficiency rules, asserting the standards are unlawful because they effectively prohibit the use of certain types of gas-fired furnaces and water heaters and could spur adoption of electric models. “The law is clear -- [DOE] is explicitly forbidden to set a standard that eliminates an entire class of appliances from the market,” American Gas Association (AGA) President and CEO Karen Harbert argues in a...

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