Tougher Energy Conservation Standards Considered for Ceiling Fans
The Department of Energy is proposing to toughen the energy conservation standards for ceiling fans. The DOE has tentatively concluded that the proposed standards represent the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is technologically feasible and economically justified and would save a significant amount of energy. In addition, products achieving the proposed standards are already commercially available for all product classes covered by the proposal.
DOE will hold a public meeting (which will also be broadcast as a webinar) Feb. 3 to receive comments on the proposed standards and associated analyses and results. Comments, data and information on this proposed rule are due by March 14, but comments regarding the likely competitive impact of the proposed standards are due by Feb. 12.
If adopted, the proposed standards would apply to all covered products manufactured in or imported into the U.S. on or after the date that is three years after the publication of a final rule.