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“Wasted Energy:” DOE's Illegal Inaction on Energy Efficiency

In the search for powerful climate change action that can win support from both parties in Congress, it's hard to beat energy efficiency standards.

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Rachael Lewis on Mar 7, 2019 9:46 pm GMT
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Matt Chester on Mar 8, 2019 10:24 am GMT

Thanks for sharing, Kit. While energy efficiency isn't the silver bullet that can solve all our energy problems, the fact that it's low-hanging fruit that's being purposely ignored is immensely frustrating. Hopeful that hearings like this one will get us back on track

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Tripp Tucker on Mar 12, 2019 12:19 pm GMT

Thanks Kit, We need to update efficiency standards and Energy Star should also apply to our electrical grid and not be limited by the minimum efficiency levels like we have today. We should require an Energy Star electric grid with a true unity power factor that autocorrects the unnecessary grid to loads reactive power to almost zero, by allowing locally supplied reactive power for the customers, while opening up the electrical grid's system capacity. This path will also make energy efficient appliances even more efficient. How we use less reactive power going forward will unleash efficient electrical energy flow and a low hanging fruit that had not been ripe for the picking without the processing power found today in ultra-efficient power electronics. #PF1

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