And we couldn’t have done it without you. When we called on our supporters to urge DOE to adopt strong standards for water heaters, nearly 14,000 of you responded with public comments. Let’s continue the momentum: in the coming months the Obama administration will consider new efficiency standards for several appliances and in December will finalize a new standard for residential refrigerators. According to DOE, the potential energy savings from strong energy efficiency standards for refrigerators could be worth more than $50 billion in reduced electric bills for American families.
DOE is also developing new standards for furnaces, air conditioning window units, heat pumps, and clothes dryers.
Let’s continue to encourage the Obama administration to choose standards that will save our planet, bolster our economy, and put money back into the pockets of American families.