DOE alleged in a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty that Advance Energy Technologies, Inc. failed to certify walk-in cooler or
freezer (WICFs) components as compliant with the energy conservation standards.
On January 22, 2013, representatives from the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) held a conference call with representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy to discuss issues associated with the Proposed Determination of Commercial and Industrial Compressors as Covered Equipment,
As required by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA), DOE has completed its review of the adequacy of the Nuclear Waste Fund fee. Based on that review, the Secretary has determined not to propose an adjustment to the fee at this time. The Secretary’s determination is available here.
On December 27, I was contacted by Ms. Ashley Armstrong, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program and asked if I would be willing to meet with her and certain US DOE staff to discuss UL’s “different testing and certification offerings as they relate to electric motors”.
DOE ordered Philips Lighting Electronics N. A. to pay a $82,478 civil penalty after finding Philips had manufactured and distributed in commerce in the U.S. 7,498 units of basic model VEL-1S40-SC, noncompliant fluorescent lamp ballasts.