Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
Daily News

Obama Wants Appliance Standards to Get Tougher
Feb 6, 2009
 Printable format
 Email this Article
 Search

President Barack Obama, speaking at the Department of Energy on Thursday, announced new energy efficiency standards for home appliances. He also issued a sharp rebuke to critics of the proposed stimulus plan who put the "pork" label on energy efficiency investments that are part of the plan.

"This plan will finally spark the creation of a clean energy industry that will create hundreds of thousands of jobs over the next few years, manufacturing wind turbines and solar cells for example, and millions more after that," President Obama said. "These jobs and these investments will double our capacity to generate renewable energy over the next few years."

As part of that effort, he said, "Today I've signed a presidential memorandum requesting that the Department of Energy set new efficiency standards for common household appliances. This will save consumers money. This will spur innovation. And this will conserve tremendous amounts of energy. We’ll save through these simple steps over the next thirty years the amount of energy produced over a two-year period by all the coal-fired power plants in America."

The Associated Press, citing anonymous sources in the Obama administration, say the president wants new rules, some by August of this year, that will enforce the energy efficiency standards deadlines that are already in place. Many DOE deadlines for new appliance standards have been missed in recent years. AP reports that the president will give high priority to standards that will provide the most economic benefit to consumers.

Back to Daily News

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Nov 26, 2014: Hamilton Beach 3Q income down slightly

Nov 26, 2014: LG's sales of Inverter Linear Compressor refrigerators top 10 million

Nov 25, 2014: Robotics Exhibits Grow 25% at 2015 CES

Nov 25, 2014: Index shows HVAC/R contractors more positive than last year

Nov 25, 2014: Consumer Confidence Index Declines

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

November 2014: U.S. Appliance Industry: Market Value, Life Expectancy & Replacement Picture 2014
October 2014: Portrait of the European Appliance Industry
September 2014: Appliance Industry Focus: HVAC
June 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: April 2014




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows