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Additional Time for Input on Energy Conservation Requirements for Fridges

The U.S. Department of Energy has extended from 30 December to 13 February the deadline for public input on whether to amend the current energy conservation standards for consumer refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers and freezers. Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, the DOE must review these standards at least once every six years and publish either a notice of proposed rulemaking to propose new standards for subject merchandise or a notice of determination that the existing standards do not need to be amended.

Accordingly, the DOE is now seeking information from the public to help the agency determine whether amended standards for consumer fridges, fridge/freezers and freezers would result in a significant amount of additional energy savings and whether those standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified.

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