31 Jul '13, 5pm

With 15 New Efficiency Standards, California Could Set the Bar for the Nation

Anyone who installs a bathroom faucet, purchases a computer, acquires the latest video game console, enjoys high-speed internet service, and/or is lucky enough to be able to buy a new swimming pool or hot tub could save money on their utility bills if the California Energy Commission sets new energy-saving standards for these and ten other products used in homes and businesses. Monday (July 29) was the deadline for interested parties to submit standards proposals for a total of fifteen products that cumulatively could save Californians a whopping $1.2 billion annually on energy and conserve as much water as the residents of San Diego use in an entire year. That’s pretty impressive. The pollution savings are inspiring, too: the Commission’s figures indicate that requiring all these products to use less electricity could alone avoid the need to build three medium-sized, 500-...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/with-15-new-e...

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