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Refrigeration

September 11, 2014
One of the great inventions of our time – the modern refrigerator – will get an efficiency makeover when new national efficiency standards go into effect on September 15, reducing energy use of most refrigerators and freezers by about 20...
August 30, 2013
Just before Labor Day weekend, the Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed two strong new energy-saving standards for commercial refrigeration equipment, which would make it cheaper for store owners to keep the drinks and food Americans buy for...
December 28, 2011
With 2011 drawing to a close, now is a good time to take stock of energy efficiency accomplishments over the past year. On the plus side, many energy efficiency investments were made this year. While exact figures are not available yet, utility-...
October 11, 2011
Over the years, many classic articles on behavior and energy have been published, and we here at the Behavior Program have been reviewing and discussing them with an eye towards moving the conversation forward. Our goal for the program is to take...
January 12, 2011
Two recent articles have argued that as the energy efficiency of products improve, it becomes less expensive to operate these products and as a result, people increase their use of these products, increasing energy use and potentially wiping out...
August 9, 2010
On a personal note, I learned about an additional benefit of investing in a super-efficient refrigerator.  About two months ago my wife and I finally bought a new refrigerator—the new Whirlpool model that is the most efficient on the...