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On August 18, 2011, the Department of Energy said in a policy statement published in the Federal Register that it will use  a full-fuel-cycle analysis of appliance energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions when it determines energy conservation standards.  The full-fuel-cycle measures will provide a more accurate assessment of the appliances and equipment’s total […]

On July 25, 2011, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) announced that they had signed a memorandum of agreement stating that they will work together to develop energy efficiency standards and cooperate on energy programs. The memorandum, which is an update of a 2007 memorandum […]

The Department of Energy recently published two final determinations that will require states to review and possibly update their residential and commercial building energy efficiency codes. Pursuant to a July 19 final determination on low-rise residential buildings, states are required to file certification statements with DOE that they have reviewed energy efficiency provisions of their […]

On March 7, 2011, the Department of Energy (DOE) adopted a final rule that expands its authority to enforce energy efficiency and water conservation standards for certain lighting, appliances, and other products covered under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).  The final rule allows DOE to initiate enforcement actions, such as testing equipment to […]

On October 15, 2010, the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed a rule (located at 75 Fed. Reg. 63404) that would require new and substantially renovated federal buildings to be entirely free of fossil fuels used for energy consumption by 2030. The proposal would require covered buildings to reduce fossil fuel-generated energy consumption by 55 percent […]

On September 16, 2010, the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed to expand its authority to enforce energy efficiency standards, as part of a planned overhaul of its energy conservation programs.  The proposed rule, which was published in the Federal Register, would allow DOE to initiate enforcement actions to verify the energy use data of appliances […]

Acting on recommendations issued in May 2009 by the National Academy of Sciences, on August 20, 2010 the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed using a “full fuel cycle” (FFC) approach to calculating the energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of appliance efficiency standards in future rulemakings. DOE’s energy conservation program for consumer products and […]

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