New York Attorney General Letitia James led a coalition of 14 attorneys general in comments supporting the Department of Energy’s proposed updates to energy efficiency standards for consumer water heaters. The AGs enumerated the economic and environmental benefits of the updated standards, including up to $161 billion in total consumer savings, as well as health benefits valued at up to $49 billion and climate benefits valued at $25 billion. The comments also noted that funding under the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will make “the nation’s transition to more efficient consumer water heating will be increasingly cost-effective and affordable.”
- Documents: Comments
- Document Type: Comment Letters
- States: Colorado Connecticut Illinois Maine Maryland Massachusetts Minnesota Nevada New York Oregon Pennsylvania Vermont Washington Washington, D.C.
- Agencies: Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
- Issues: Clean Air & Climate Climate Consumer Protection Energy & Energy Efficiency Energy Efficiency Greenhouse Gas Emissions Public Health
- Era: Biden Administration
- Action Type: Rulemaking & Other Federal Administrative Proceedings