White House Unveils Energy Efficiency Measures

Law360, New York (June 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Capitalizing on Capitol Hill's current focus on climate change, President Barack Obama and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu have revealed new consumer-centric energy conservation measures aimed at making major cuts in carbon output from residential and commercial buildings.

Obama and Chu on Monday unveiled new efficiency standard proposals designed to cut by as much as 25 percent the amount of energy used by two types of lamps — general service fluorescent lamps and incandescent reflector lamps — which together account for 45 percent of all lighting...
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