The Environmental & Energy Law Program is tracking the environmental regulatory rollbacks of the Trump administration. Click here for the list of rules we are following.
Some efficiency standards finalized at the end of the Obama Administration have effective dates and are proceeding. Future public hearings and comment periods for efficiency standards should be posted here. In June 2017 multiple states and environmental groups sued DOE over its failure to finalize standards for portable air conditioners, air compressors, commercial boilers, and uninterruptible power supplies (a type of battery charger).
Why it Matters
The DOE sets energy efficiency standards for many consumer products. This reduces the energy use, cost, and greenhouse gas emissions of appliances sold in the US.