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The U.S. makes extensive use of minimum standards, endorsement labels, and comparative labels to improve the energy efficiency of equipment and appliances.

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Appliances and Commercial Equipment Standards Program develops test procedures and minimum efficiency performance standards (MEPS) for residential appliances and commercial equipment. The first appliance standards were enacted in 1987, and since that time a series of laws and DOE regulations have established, and periodically updated, energy efficiency or water use standards for over 50 categories of appliances and equipment used in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.

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Light bulb standards take effect in the US in 2012

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, based on the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Note: Standards will take effect on January 1 of the years shown. On January 1, 2012, effici...

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CLASP and Partners’ Computer Analyses Provide New Insights for US Energy Efficiency Policies

In an effort to support the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) in developing new energy efficiency standards for computers, CLASP collected and analyzed computer

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