DOE Issues Energy Saving Rules For Fridge Market

Law360, New York (January 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Energy has adopted new energy conservation standards for commercial refrigerators and freezers that the agency claims will save energy over the next 30 years equal to the total amount consumed by more than 5 million U.S. households in a single year.

In a final rule published Friday in the Federal Register, the DOE proposed its energy conservation program for commercial and industrial equipment, which it said is “technologically feasible” and “economically justified,” as required by law.

The standards apply to different equipment...
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