Energy Conservation Standards for Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts May be Toughened
The Department of Energy has initiated a rulemaking and data collection process to consider amending energy conservation standards for fluorescent lamp ballasts. To inform interested parties and facilitate this process, DOE has prepared a framework document that details the analytical approach and scope of coverage for the rulemaking and identifies several issues on which it is particularly interested in receiving comments. DOE states that it is planning to conduct in-depth technical analyses in several areas, including energy use, product price, and manufacturer, utility, employment and regulatory impacts.
DOE will hold a July 17 public meeting (which will also be broadcast as a webinar) to discuss and receive comments on its planned analytical approach and the issues it will address in this proceeding. DOE also welcomes through Aug. 7 written comments and relevant data from the public on any subject within the scope of this proceeding.