The State & Environmental Impact Center

Seventeen AGs Supported Department of Energy's Commitment to Stronger Energy Efficiency Testing Process

September 20, 2021

New York Attorney General Letitia James led seventeen attorneys general in submitting comments to the Department of Energy (DOE) on September 20 supporting the department’s proposal to make its national appliance and equipment efficiency program more robust. The agency’s rule currently grants waivers that allow manufacturers to use unapproved and non-standardized test procedures to test the energy efficiency of their products. The coalition argued that this unlawful rule favors expediency over energy efficiency, and supported DOE’s proposal to replace the rule with a commitment to consider waiver requests individually.