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DOE Sets Rule Letting Firms Develop Own Efficiency Tests For Products

“The Department of Energy (DOE) on Thursday finalized a rule that allows companies to develop their own methods for testing the energy efficiency of their products.

The agency currently sets forth how companies must test their products to determine whether they meet energy efficiency standards, but under the new proposal, companies would be able to develop their own testing procedures.

Any petition would also automatically be granted if the agency does not respond in 45 days.”

Rebecca Beitsch reports for The Hill December 10, 2020.