How Biden Can Cut Carbon Emissions and Utility Bills with Appliance Standards

November 18, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm EST

Meeting the climate and energy goals spelled out by President-elect Biden will require that the new administration prioritize actions to save energy and cut emissions from day one. U.S. appliance, equipment and lighting standards have done more to save energy in buildings than any other policy but the Department of Energy (DOE) has fallen woefully behind on its obligations to update them. DOE has missed more than two-dozen legal deadlines and a similar number are coming due within the next four years. This briefing presented the findings of a major new report from the Appliance Standards Awareness Project and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy that examines how much can be accomplished for the climate and for consumers' pocketbooks with appliance, equipment, and lighting standards adopted by DOE within the next four years.

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