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Court Orders Briefing in Regional Standards Lawsuit

Proposed Settlement Between DOE and APGA Still Pending
By Jen Anesi
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A recently issued court order is likely to stretch the HVAC industry’s regional efficiency standards saga into 2014.


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Aug. 21, 2013: Court Orders Briefing in Regional Standards Lawsuit

Proposed Settlement Between DOE and APGA Still Pending
By Jen Anesi
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an order on Aug. 19 requesting that parties involved in the ongoing regional standards lawsuit agree to a briefing schedule within 30 days.


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Time to Throw in the Regional Standards Towel

By Kyle Gargaro
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I tend to pull for the little guy. And if you get that little guy fighting the government, well I am as excited as Lindsay Lohan at an open bar. However, eventually Dr. Drew needs to step in and put an end to the madness.


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May 29, 2013: HARDI, DOE Respond to APGA Motion in Regional Standards Case

Court Has Yet to Rule on Regional Standards Settlement Agreement
By Jen Anesi
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While a pending settlement agreement led many industry members to believe an end to the regional energy-efficiency standards saga was near, continued legal maneuvering and a stressed judicial system has many convinced that a resolution may in fact be months away.


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APGA Files Motion in Regional Standards Case

Motion Asks Court to Grant Joint Settlement Agreement
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The American Public Gas Association (APGA) filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit asking the court to reconsider its May 1 order, which stayed enforcement of the regional furnace standards rule, but also asked the involved parties to re-brief the main issues.


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Court Puts Regional Standards on Ice

Legal Decision Places Definitive Hold on Enforcement Until Court Rules on Pending Lawsuit
By Matt Bishop
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The court granted an emergency motion filed by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) to stay the standards which would’ve required residential nonweatherized natural gas furnaces installed in 30 Northern states to have an AFUE rating of at least 90 percent.


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May 17, 2013: Motion Filed to Reconsider Regional Furnace Rule Stay

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In the ongoing regional standards lawsuit, the American Public Gas Association (APGA) has filed a motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit asking that it reconsider its May 1 order, which stayed enforcement of the regional furnace standards rule, but also asked the parties to re-brief all of the main issues.


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May 3, 2013: Court Will Consider HARDI’s Request to Continue Regional Standards Lawsuit

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has referred the Heating, Air-conditioning, and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI) motion to continue the regional standards lawsuit to a merits panel for further review.


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May 1, 2013: Court Grants Motion to Stay Regional Furnace Rules

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled favorably today on an emergency motion filed by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) requesting a stay of the May 1, 2013, compliance date for the implementation of regional furnace standards. 


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DOE Will Not Enforce Regional Standards

Enforcement Put on Hold Until Court Rules on Pending Settlement Agreement
By Herb Woerpel
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A rule requiring all nonweatherized gas furnaces in the northern region adhere to a minimum 90 percent AFUE standard beginning May 1 will not be immediately enforced. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) declared that enforcement of the rule will not be pursued until the U.S. Court of Appeals rules on a pending lawsuit settlement agreement.


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