Tug-'O-War Over Energy Star Program

The U.S. Congress is in a tug-o’-war with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) over management of the Energy Star program, according to a story on Politico.com.

The consumer energy efficiency program has been criticized in recent years for a lack of oversight and verification of product claims. 

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved legislation in June that would direct coordination of program management, but EPA and DOE officials don’t want details of the program mandated by law. 

The EPA and DOE recently implemented a memorandum of understanding that would allow the agencies to set their own standards for the program–despite the pending legislation that moved out of committee.

According to Politico, "The regulatory fight is of critical importance to a huge number of appliance makers, electronics companies, home builders and other businesses that manufacture energy-efficient products."

Read the full story at the link below.

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