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October 31, 2016
DOE Reaches Settlements with Three Commercial Refrigerator Equipment Manufacturers

DOE settled enforcement actions against three manufacturers of commercial refrigeration equipment for various violations.

March 31, 2016
Single-Package Vertical Units to be Certified

DOE recently resolved enforcement actions against two companies for failure to certify that the single package vertical air conditioners and heat...

March 25, 2016
Enforcement Actions Settled
The General Counsel’s enforcement office recently settled enforcement actions against AHT Cooling Systems, Inc. and Crane Merchandising Systems, ...
March 4, 2016
DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify Compliance

DOE recently resolved enforcement actions against a variety of companies for failure to certify that the products they were distributing meet the...

March 1, 2016
DOE Reaches Settlements with Three Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturers

DOE settled enforcement actions against Utility Refrigerator, True Manufacturing, and Victory Refrigeration for distributing commercial...

February 22, 2016
DOE Proposes Requirement for Certification of Admissibility for Covered Products and Equipment

DOE has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) in which it proposes to require that a person importing into the United States any covered...

December 17, 2015
New efficiency standards expected to save more energy than any other standard issued by the Energy Department to date.
Energy Department Announces Largest Energy Efficiency Standard in History

With new efficiency standards, businesses are expected to save $167 billion on their utility bills and carbon pollution will be reduced by 885...

November 18, 2015
DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

DOE recently resolved enforcement actions against two companies that failed to certify that their commercial refrigeration equipment complies with...

November 12, 2015
DOE Seeks Comment on Regional Standards Enforcement Plan

DOE is seeking comment from the public on an enforcement plan that describes how the Department would enforce the regional standards for central...

November 6, 2015
DOE Reaches Agreement with LG Electronics

DOE reached an agreement with LG Electronics, USA, Inc. (LG) that modifies a prior agreement under which LG had been making annual payments to...

October 27, 2015
DOE Reaches $1.5M Settlement with Room Air Conditioner Manufacturer

The General Counsel’s enforcement office settled an enforcement action against Friedrich Air Conditioning Company for almost $1.5M for the...

May 29, 2015
DOE Reaches Settlement with Freezer Manufacturer

Perlick Corporation agreed to pay a civil penalty of $168,200 after manufacturing and distributing freezers that consumed over 20% more energy than...

April 22, 2015
DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify Consumer Refrigeration Products

The Office of Enforcement recently resolved enforcement actions against seven companies that failed to submit required reports to certify that...

February 27, 2015
DOE Offers Relief to Importers Affected by West Coast Port Closures

Closures at 29 West Coast marine ports in February 2015 due to a labor dispute have resulted in significant delays for certain goods entering the...

June 25, 2014
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Furnace Fans to Reduce Carbon Pollution, Help Americans Save on Energy Bills

WASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced a new energy efficiency standard for furnace...

May 9, 2014
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Electric Motors and Walk-in Coolers and Freezers to Save on Energy Bills and Reduce Carbon Pollution

These standards combined will help reduce harmful carbon pollution by up to 158 million metric tons – equivalent to the annual electricity use of...

May 2, 2014
Furnace Litigation Settled

On June 27, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published in the Federal Register a direct final rule (DFR) under the Energy Policy and...

April 25, 2014
DOE Reaches $5.3M Settlement

The General Counsel's enforcement office settled an enforcement action against Whirlpool Corporation for $5,329,800.  Whirlpool agreed to the...

February 28, 2014
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Commercial Refrigeration Equipment to Cut Businesses’ Energy Bills and Carbon Pollution

As Part of Climate Action Plan, Standards to Help Move Communities to Greater Energy Efficiency

February 3, 2014
New Energy Efficiency Standards for External Power Supplies to Cut Consumers’ Utility Bills

As Part of Climate Action Plan, Standards to Reduce Harmful Carbon Pollution

January 30, 2014
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Metal Halide Lamp Fixtures to Save on Energy Bills and Reduce Carbon Pollution

As part of the Energy Department’s efforts to develop efficiency standards that cut carbon pollution and save money by saving energy, U.S. Energy...

December 23, 2013
U.S. Energy Department, Pay-Television Industry and Energy Efficiency Groups Announce Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement; Will Cut...

Non-Regulatory Consensus Agreement to Cut Five Million Tons of CO2 Annually

September 30, 2013
DOE Reaches $1.9M Settlement

The General Counsel's enforcement office settled an enforcement action against Ningbo Hicon International Industry Company, Ltd. for $1,927,097. ...

July 12, 2013
Rule Issued to Prohibit Importation of Products that Fail To Comply with Federal Energy Conservation Standards

After collaborating with the Department of Energy and considering comments from stakeholders, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) and...

July 1, 2013
Manufacturers of Noncompliant Products Agree to Civil Penalties to Resolve Enforcement Actions

The Department of Energy has settled civil penalty actions it initiated against nine companies for the manufacture and sale in the United States of...