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September 4, 2011 at 8:56AM by Jim DiPeso | comment Senate Bill 398 would codify "consensus" energy efficency standards that equipment manufacturers, environmental organizations, and consumer groups have agreed to. The Georgia Tea Party opposes the bill, arguing that it would have a "negative impact on the economy." Last week, the Department of Energy went ahead and finalized a set of consensus standards for home refrigerators and freezers . The standards are based on an agreement that appliance manufacturers and environmental groups jointly filed with agency last year. What sort of "negative impact" would the new standards have on the economy when they take effect with 2014 appliance models? Fridges going to market in three years will be about 25 percent more energy-efficient than today's models. The standards will save consumers a net $28 billion to $36 billion over 30 y...

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