New Rulemaking Proves DOE Commitment to Energy Efficiency

Release Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Statement from the Alliance to Save Energy's Rodney Sobin

“The Alliance applauds the Department of Energy’s issuance Thursday of the Notices of Proposed Rulemaking for commercial refrigeration equipment and walk-in coolers and freezers. On his very first day in office, Secretary Moniz committed to advancing energy efficiency —and this latest action demonstrates the DOE is serious about helping Americans save energy and money.

“Advancements like these are critical steps toward achieving the Energy 2030 and President Obama’s goal of doubling U.S. energy productivity 2030. If finalized, the two standards will be an enormous economic boost for millions of Americans, saving consumers and businesses $28 billion over the next 30 years on top of the already $500 in annual savings the average household receives due to existing standards.  The new rules will also help cut CO2 emissions by more than 350 million metric tons.

“We look forward to supporting Secretary Moniz’s continued efforts to establish cost-effective efficiency standards that will save American families and businesses more money for what’s really important.”

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