DOE Seeks Comments on Energy Conservation Standards Program Design
On November 28, 2017 the Department of Energy published a request for information seeking comments on the U.S. Appliance and Equipment Energy Conservation Standards (ECS) program. DOE has now published a notice extending that comment period. The Agency seeks information on evaluating advantages and disadvantages of additional compliance flexibilities in the ECS. DOE states the goal is to explore options to reduce compliance costs, enhance consumer choice, and maintain or increase energy savings. Comments are now due by March 26, 2018.