17 Mar '17, 5pm

President's Budget Would Be Disastrous for Energy Efficiency

President's Budget Would Be Disastrous for Energy Efficiency

The biggest consumer energy savings program you’ve probably never heard of is one of dozens of Department of Energy (DOE) initiatives at risk of deep cuts -- or even elimination -- under President Trump’s extreme new budget proposal. By any measure, DOE energy efficiency standards for appliances and equipment have been one of the most successful federal carbon and energy reduction policies. Energy savings from efficiency standards are of a magnitude comparable to savings from other prominent policies such as vehicle fuel economy standards. And efficiency standards provide huge savings for customers: U.S. consumers and businesses will save an astounding $2.4 trillion thanks to products sold between 1987 and 2035

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