Last week, the Department of Energy proposed new standards for refrigerators and washing machines. If finalized, the standards would save American consumers about $3.5 billion each year on energy and water bills according to the Department of Energy.
This is the first update to efficiency standards for these appliances in more than a decade.
“The cleanest energy is the energy we never use in the first place”, said Johanna Neumann, senior director of Environment America Research & Policy Center’s Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy. “Stronger energy efficiency standards for household appliances translate to energy savings and less pollution.”
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