Engaging on Appliance Efficiency Policy

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, passed in 1975, and subsequently amended (collectively EPCA), gives the Department of Energy (DOE) the authority to develop test procedures and set minimum efficiency standards for all “covered” products, including many natural gas-fired appliances.

Unfortunately, many recently proposed standards appear to be promoting fuel switching from gas to electric appliances, which are less efficient on a full-fuel cycle basis.

Click the buttons below to learn more about specific appliance policies that affect the community-owned natural gas industry.

DOE Furnace Rule

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Codes and Standards

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