The Department of Energy (DOE) this week formally requested more input on analyzing a new approach to energy efficiency standards for natural gas furnaces, and although it’s been 25 years since they’ve been significantly updated, taking some additional time makes great sense. The approach, which NRDC and other stakeholders proposed to DOE in July, would … Read more

(This is an update of a blog posted 2/10/15 and to correct the record regarding historical manufacturer support for revised efficiency standards and the consumer savings estimated by DOE.) The Department of Energy (DOE) has just proposed a long-delayed energy efficiency standard for the natural gas furnaces heating millions of U.S. homes. This is good … Read more