DOE Halts Energy Efficiency Rule Delay For Ceiling Fans

Law360, New York (May 25, 2017, 5:59 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday ended its delay of energy efficiency rules for ceiling fans, bowing to lawsuits brought by several states and environmental and consumer groups over the Trump administration's postponement of the Obama-era standards.

The DOE said in a notice published in the Federal Register that the effective date of final, new efficiency standards for ceiling fans would be Sept. 30, 2017, with a compliance deadline of Jan., 21 2020. The Sept. 30 date represented the second delay of the rule released on the final day of the Obama administration, announced by the DOE on March 20...

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