energy efficiency standards

Pledge To Make Earth Day Every Day With Energy Star

Pledge To Make Earth Day Every Day With Energy Star

It is good to know what your government is doing in regards to the state of the environment. The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started a program called Energy Star in 1992. Energy Star is a voluntary organization that entreats companies who make electrical devices to include a special label on their products. In order…

Greener Clothes Washers Coming to a Store Near You

Greener Clothes Washers Coming to a Store Near You

WASHINGTON, DC, March 17, 2008 (ENS) – Next year, clothes washers that are much more efficient than current appliances will be coming on the market. The new washers will have to use less water than those now on sale, and they also must be more energy efficient. As of July 1, 2009, manufacturers will have…

Home Furnace Efficiency Standards Challenged as Weak

Home Furnace Efficiency Standards Challenged as Weak

NEW YORK, New York, January 20, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental advocates and state and city governments filed lawsuits Thursday to force the U.S. Department of Energy to adopt stronger energy efficiency standards for residential furnaces and boilers. The public interest law firm Earthjustice filed suit on behalf of Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC, arguing that…