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November 15, 2010
DOE Resolves Avanti Refrigerator and Freezer Civil Penalty Case

Today, the Department of Energy announced that it has resolved the civil penalty action against Mackle Company for its failure to certify that...

October 19, 2010
DOE Resolves Nearly All of its September 2010 Certification Enforcement Actions

The Energy Department's new Office of Enforcement, part of the General Counsel's Office, announced today that it has now successfully resolved 26...

October 18, 2010
DOE Requires Westinghouse to Cease Sales of Two Light Bulb Models and Allows Sale of Another

As a part of DOE's continuing enforcement action against Westinghouse Lighting Corporation, the company must cease sales of two light bulb models -...

October 6, 2010
Electrolux Gibson Air Conditioner and Equator Clothes Washer Fail DOE Energy Star Testing

DOE testing in support of the ENERGY STAR program has revealed that an Electrolux Gibson air conditioner (model GAH105Q2T1) and an Equator clothes...

September 29, 2010
DOE Successfully Resolves Three Enforcement Cases and Files Yet Another

The Department has resolved three more of the 27 certification enforcement cases initiated three weeks ago and issued one additional penalty notice...

September 23, 2010
DOE Resolves Nearly One-Third of 27 Recently Filed Civil Penalty Cases

The Department has successfully resolved eight of the 27 enforcement cases brought just two weeks ago against companies for selling products...

September 21, 2010
DOE Requires Air-Con International to Cease Sales of Inefficient Air Conditioners and Proposes Penalties

The Department has issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination and Proposed Civil Penalty to Air-Con, International, requiring Air-Con to cease...

September 10, 2010
Energy Department Closes Buy American Investigation into Lighting Sales

Today, the Department of Energy formally closed its investigation into whether sales to recipients of the Department's Energy Efficiency Community...

September 8, 2010
DOE Closes Investigation of ASKO Dishwasher

The Department of Energy has closed its investigation into the energy efficiency of ASKO Appliance Inc.'s dishwasher model D5122XXLB. After testing...

September 2, 2010
DOE Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Improve Energy Efficiency Enforcement Process

Today, the Department of Energy announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comment on proposed reforms designed to improve its energy...

September 1, 2010
DOE Closes Investigation of Arcelik's Blomberg Refrigerator

The Department of Energy has closed its investigation into the energy efficiency of Arcelik's Blomberg refrigerator-freezer model # BRFB1450. The...

August 6, 2010
Westinghouse and Fuzhou Permitted to Restart Distribution of Light Bulb Products

The Department has issued Notices of Allowance  to Westinghouse Lighting Corporation and Fuzhou Sunlight Lighting Electrical Appliance Company...

July 22, 2010
DOE Launches Public Test Procedure Guidance Website

The Department of Energy this week launched a new online database offering guidance on the Department’s test procedures for appliances and...

July 8, 2010
DOE Closes Investigation of Whirlpool's Maytag Refrigerator

The Department of Energy has closed its investigation into the energy efficiency of Whirlpool's Maytag refrigerator-freezer model "MSD2578VE." The...

July 6, 2010
Aerosys Agrees to Pay Civil Penalty and Submit Test Data in Settlement with DOE

WASHINGTON, DC - The Department of Energy announced today that AeroSys, Inc. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $25,000 and take a number of...

June 30, 2010
DOE Seeks Comment on Application of Clothes Washer Test Procedure

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a draft interpretative rule clarifying its views on the application of the current residential...

June 24, 2010
DOE Requires Manufacturer and Labeler to Cease Sale of Incandescent Reflector Lamps

DOE has issued Notices of Non-Compliance Determination to Westinghouse Lighting Corporation and Fuzhou Sunlight Lighting Electrical Appliance...

June 3, 2010
DOE Requires Manufacturers to Halt Sales of Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners Violating Minimum Appliance Standards

Today, the Department of Energy announced that three manufacturers -- Aspen Manufacturing, Inc., Summit Manufacturing, and Advanced Distributor...

June 1, 2010
DOE Energy Star Testing Reveals Inefficient ASKO Dishwasher

DOE testing in support of the Energy Star program has revealed that an ASKO dishwasher (model D5122XXLB), which the company had claimed was Energy...

May 28, 2010
LG Dismisses Lawsuit against DOE over Energy Star Enforcement

DOE announced today that LG Electronics voluntarily dismissed its lawsuit against DOE over the Department's decision to require LG to use the sa...

May 19, 2010
DOE Seeks Comment on Definition of Showerhead

Today the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published in the Federal Register an interpretive rule that sets out the Department's views on the def...

May 7, 2010
DOE Issues Guidance on Civil Penalties for EPCA Energy Efficiency Violations
DOE Issues Guidance on Civil Penalties for EPCA Energy Efficiency Violations
May 7, 2010
DOE/Mitsubishi Enter Consent Decree Dismissing Claims of Certification Violations
DOE/Mitsubishi Enter Consent Decree Dismissing Claims of Certification Violations
May 6, 2010
Civil Penalty Actions For Certification Violations Resolved

Today, the Department of Energy announced that it had resolved civil penalty actions against four showerhead manufacturers for having violated the...

May 4, 2010
DOE Requests Information to Improve Energy Efficiency Enforcement Process

Today, the Department of Energy issued a request for information to help it improve its energy efficiency certification and enforcement regulati...