U.S. Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, welcomed the announcement from the Government of Ukraine that Ukrainian state-owned power generation company Centrenergo PJSC will purchase American thermal coal ahead of the upcoming winter season.
The Sierra Club, a grassroots environmental organization, announced it would be joining nonprofit public interest law organization, Earthjustice; the Consumer Federation of America; the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC); and a coalition of state attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) delays in issuing new energy-efficiency standards for ceiling fans, freezers, boilers, and commercial and consumer goods.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that James M. Owendoff, who has served as a senior advisor to the assistant secretary in the office of Environmental Management (EM) since January 2010, has been named principal deputy assistant secretary in the office of Environmental Management.
Rule pertains to certain equipment classes of WICF refrigeration systems
July 13, 2017
The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) has published a final rule in the Federal Register in the certain equipment classes of walk-in cooler and freezer (WICF) refrigeration systems — 82FR31808 (July 10, 2017).
Even without the administration passing much new legislation concerning contractors, there are already a number of HVAC regulations that contractors need to keep in mind this year. Some have already went into effect while others will be rolling out soon.
A set of recently enacted energy conservation standards for commercial air conditioners, heat pumps, and warm-air furnaces, otherwise known as rooftop units (RTUs), are set to go into effect in 2018 and 2023 and should, most definitely, be on the radar of all commercial HVAC contractors and manufacturers.
According to Secretary Rick Perry, in a statement released June 1, 2017, “Today, the president announced that the U.S. will no longer be bound by an agreement unilaterally entered into by the Obama administration. This was neither submitted to nor ratified by the U.S. Senate and is not in the best long term economic interest of the U.S. President Trump’s decision will prove to be the right course of action and one I fully support.