Eleven AGs Filed Lawsuit Against Energy Department Over Failure to Publish Energy Efficiency Standards

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman led a coalition of 11 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against the Energy Department “over its failure to comply with the law and publish in the Federal Register finalized energy efficiency standards for five products: portable air conditioners, uninterruptible power supplies, air compressors, walk-in coolers and freezers and commercial packaged boilers. These standards would save consumers and businesses an estimated $11.6 billion, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 159 million tons, and conserve over 242 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity – the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of more than 19.3 million households – over a 30-year period.”