DOE Sets Efficiency Standards For Commercial Refrigerators

Law360, Washington (February 28, 2014, 7:46 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday finalized new energy efficiency standards for commercial refrigeration equipment used by restaurants, supermarkets and similar businesses, saying the new rule would cut carbon emissions by millions of metric tons over three decades.

Under the final rule, set to be published in the Federal Register, the DOE will update its existing standards for commercial refrigeration units to make such units on average 30 percent more efficient than the current standards, last set in 2009, according to the agency.

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