Energy Efficiency: High Stakes For Manufacturers

Law360, New York (January 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Energy efficiency for appliances and other products has been a subject of intense interest and regulation since at least the oil embargo in the mid-1970s. More recent concerns about climate change and escalating energy costs have further put the focus on efficiency.

Buying cost-effective, efficient products can not only save consumers money and lessen dependence on foreign sources of energy but also help curb demand for power plants, thereby cutting emissions.

Development of efficiency rules is thus an increasingly high-stakes undertaking with important consequences for product...
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