Is the Energy Star Program DOA?

Jan 22, 2011   //   LED News

The EPA Energy Star program has been a hot topic of conversation and sometimes consternation within the LED, lumenaire manufacturer and light engine manufacturer community ever since it was announced.

With the Republican majority in the US House of Representatives and a new feeling that the rampant government spending in Washington needs to be cut, one of the targets identified by the GOP committee for possible elimination is the Energy Star program of the EPA. According to the report, the Energy Star Program cost $52 Million a year. Also on the chopping block: Applied Research at Department of Energy for a $1.27 billion annual savings.


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