Articles Tagged with ''DOE''

DOE Creates Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Advisory Committee

March 19, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it will establish a committee to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy on matters concerning its Appliances and Commercial Equipment Standards Program’s test procedures and rulemaking process.


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Industry Responds to Regional Enforcement Proposals

March 12, 2012
With the new regional efficiency standards for residential furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps set to become effective beginning in May 2013, many in the industry are wondering: How does the Department of Energy (DOE) intend to enforce these standards?


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Letters From Our Readers: Feb. 27, 2012

February 27, 2012
These comments are concerning the litigation opposing the Department of Energy’s rule establishing regional standards for air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces.


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AHRI Opposes DOE Notice

February 27, 2012
AHRI submitted comments in response to a Department of Energy (DOE) notice proposing to classify the condensing units of residential central air conditioner split system and the outdoor units of residential heat pump split systems as covered products under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).


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AHRI Lauds DOE Energy Star Water Heater Report

February 20, 2012
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is pleased by the results of verification testing of appliances and tankless and storage water heaters released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under the Energy Star® program.


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Feb. 14, 2012: DOE’s Superior Energy Performance Program to Aid Industrial Facilities

February 14, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $3 million to help American manufacturers leverage energy efficiency as a path to increased competitiveness. The funding will support a program administrator whose role will be to promote and operate the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program.


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Feb. 13, 2012: AHRI Submits Comments on DOE Framework for Enforcement of Regional Efficiency Standards

February 13, 2012
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has submitted comments responding to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Notice of Data Availability on the framework for developing regulations covering the enforcement of regional efficiency standards for central air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps.


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Feb. 9, 2012: Lease Option Increases Rooftop Solar’s Appeal, Study Says

February 9, 2012
Rooftop solar panels are attracting a new demographic of customers who are choosing to lease rather than buy, and enjoying the reduced upfront costs and immediate savings, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).


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HARDI, ACCA Fight Department of Energy

Associations File Separate Petitions to Revisit Regional Standards
February 6, 2012
Although the Department of Energy (DOE) announced its final rule establishing regional standards for air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces last October, the fight is not over yet. Both the Heating, Airconditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) and Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) have filed petitions to intervene through the United States Court of Appeals against the DOE.


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Jan. 30, 2012: HARDI and ACCA Legally Fight Regional Standards

January 30, 2012
Although the Department of Energy (DOE) announced its final rule establishing regional standards for air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces last October, the fight is not over yet. Both the Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) and Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) have filed petitions to intervene through the United States Court of Appeals against the DOE.


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