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  • [ October 23, 2013 ]
  • DOE planning new standards for ceiling fans

The Department of Energy (DOE) published a request for information about the interaction between ceiling fans and air conditioners to help design energy efficiency standards for ceiling fans as part of Obama’s Climate Action Plan. The DOE is accepting comments on the topic, which are due by Nov. 21. They will, however, continue to consider additional input after preparation for the proposed rules begins.

According to the DOE, the Energy Policy and Conservation Act requires conservation standards for products, but “all amended energy efficiency standards must be technologically feasible and economically justified.”

In addition to these standards, the DOE also published a proposed revised compliance test rule for dehumidifiers and alternative certification tests for commercial and industrial equipment—final revisions are planned to be published in December.

Sources:
Agency moves ahead with ceiling fan efficiency standards, E&E News
No spin: Regulators eye new rules for ceiling fans, The Hill

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