Upping The Ante On Energy Efficiency Standards

Law360, New York (April 23, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT) -- The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 6291, et. seq., empowers the U.S. Department of Energy to establish minimum energy efficiency standards for a variety of consumer and commercial products.

The 2005 Energy Policy Act amended EPCA to codify the statutory authority for the pre-existing Energy Star program administered jointly by the DOE and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which allows manufacturers to attach an Energy Star label to products that either exceed EPCA minimum standards or for which no such standards exist....
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