The General Counsel is charged by the Secretary of Energy with the authority to determine the Department’s authoritative position on any question of law. The Office of the General Counsel provides legal advice, counsel, and support to the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, and program offices throughout DOE to further the Department’s mission of advancing the national, economic, and energy security of the United States through scientific and technological innovation and the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.
December 17, 2015
With new efficiency standards, businesses are expected to save $167 billion on their utility bills and carbon pollution will be reduced by 885 million metric tons.
November 18, 2015
DOE recently resolved enforcement actions against two companies that failed to certify that their commercial refrigeration equipment complies with federal energy conservation standards.
November 12, 2015
DOE is seeking comment from the public on an enforcement plan that describes how the Department would enforce the regional standards for central air conditioners. The proposed rule was developed by a working group of efficiency advocates, manufacturers, utility representatives, contractors, and distributors.