WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it has opened an investigation to determine whether certain air conditioners and heat pump products manufactured by Air Con International comply with federal energy efficiency standards. The subpoena issued on Wednesday requires Air Con to submit detailed information about the energy consumption of its products and how Air Con marketed and sold them in the U.S.
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it had issued subpoenas to three companies who were identified as selling certain torchiere lamps that failed to meet federal energy efficiency standards. Under the subpoenas, Target Corporation, Adesso, Inc. and Habitex Corporation are required to submit detailed information about the design of these products and how the companies marketed and sold them in the U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it had issued subpoenas to three companies who were identified as selling certain torchiere lamps that failed to meet federal energy efficiency standards. Under the subpoenas, Target Corporation, Adesso, Inc. and Habitex Corporation are required to submit detailed information about the design of these products and how the companies marketed and sold them in the U.S.
DOE-initiated testing has revealed that a Samsung refrigerator (model RF26VAB), which the company had claimed was Energy Star compliant, consumed more energy than permitted by the Energy Star program. Test results for the Samsung model at issue show that, when tested in accordance with DOE’s test procedure, it consumed between 7 and 11.4 percent more energy than the Energy Star requirement. Samsung is no longer manufacturing this model, although it may still be available from some retail outlets. Based on this testing, DOE is referring Samsung Model RF26VAB to the U.S.
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables states to provide financial assistance to qualifying consumers who want to improve the energy-efficiency of their homes.
In response to concerns about the potential disclosure by the States of personal information they collect from WAP applicants, the Department has issued an interim final rule that requires states to apply the standards of the Freedom of Information Act that protect the privacy of potentially sensitive personal information.
The Office of General Counsel has issued a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty to Hudson-Reed Limited for failing to certify to DOE that showerheads manufactured or distributed within the United States meet the applicable water conservation standards as required by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) and DOE regulations. This Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty proposes payments to the government of $1,920,200. Under federal law, manufacturers of some products covered by EPCA are required to certify to the Department that their models meet the applicable water conservation standards.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy today filed a motion with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to withdraw the license application for a high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain with prejudice.
Consistent with the Administration's commitment to transparency, DOE General Counsel Scott Blake Harris has decided that all future determinations as to the adequacy of the Nuclear Waste Fund fee will be made available to the public on DOE's website shortly after DOE makes a determination. The report relied upon in determining fee adequacy for 2008, the most recent year for which DOE has made a determination, is available here: (2008 Fee Adequacy Letter Report).
Washington, DC - The Department of Energy filed today a report with the NRC detailing the extensive steps it is taking to preserve and protect its document collection created in connection with the Yucca Mountain proceeding.