GLRPPR Sector Resource: Appliance Industry Joins Energy, Water Efficiency Organizations to Announce Agreement for New Minimum Efficiency Standards, Updated ENERGY STAR Levels, and Energy-Efficiency Tax Credits
Appliance Industry Joins Energy, Water Efficiency Organizations to Announce Agreement for New Minimum Efficiency Standards, Updated ENERGY STAR Levels, and Energy-Efficiency Tax Credits
Major home appliance manufacturers, their trade organization, and a nationwide coalition of energy and water efficiency supporters have announced an historic agreement that will establish new mandatory federal energy and water efficiency standards, recommendations for new ENERGY STAR levels, and manufacturer tax credits for the production of super-efficient clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, and dehumidifiers. The agreement, which seeks legislation for appliance efficiency standards and tax credits, represents significant energy and water savings for U.S. consumers. Key features of the agreement include:
- The first-ever national minimum water efficiency standards for residential clothes washers and dishwashers.
- Required DOE rulemakings to determine new minimum efficiency standards for refrigerators and clothes washers; they must be completed no later than December 31, 2010 and December 31, 2011, respectively.
- Aggressive production tax credits to spur market share growth for the most energy-efficient refrigerators, residential and commercial clothes washers, residential dishwashers, and dehumidifiers.
- Recommendations for revised ENERGY STAR levels, including water efficiency for residential and commercial clothes washers and dishwashers.
Date of Publication:
May 1, 2007
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