Fourteen AGs Filed Comments Supporting DOE’s Updated Energy Efficiency Standards for Consumer Water Heaters

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.”