House Proposal Would Shift Energy Star to DOE - Energy Watch News

House Proposal Would Shift Energy Star to DOE

Responsibility for the Energy Star program would shift from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to the U.S. Department of Energy under a proposed bill, which would also make significant changes in the process of setting Energy Star specifications. The measure — called “The Energy Star Reform Act of 2017” — has not been formally introduced into the House. But a so-called discussion draft was reviewed by a House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittee. The House earlier approved a 2018 funding measure that cut Energy Star funding by 26 percent. The Trump Administration had proposed eliminating the program.

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