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April 21, 2010
DOE Initiates Enforcement Proceedings against Westinghouse and Mitsubishi for Failure to Certify (Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty Issued)

The Office of General Counsel has issued Notices of Proposed Civil Penalty to Westinghouse Lighting Corporation and Mitsubishi Electric &...

April 16, 2010
DOE Closes Investigation into Alleged Lighting Efficiency Violations

The U.S. Department of Energy has closed its investigation into the energy efficiency of lighting products manufactured by Habitex Corporation and...

April 12, 2010
DOE Opens Three Investigations into Alleged Refrigerator Efficiency Violations

The Department of Energy has issued one subpoena and two data requests to three companies in response to allegations that the companies are selling...

March 30, 2010
DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Models

Today, the Department of Energy announced that it is requiring AeroSys, Inc. to stop distributing two product models - one air conditioner and one...

March 26, 2010
Department of Energy Opens Appliance Standards Investigation for Certain Air Con International Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it has opened an investigation to determine whether certain air conditioners...

March 24, 2010
DOE Opens Investigation into Alleged Lighting Efficiency Violations

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced it had issued subpoenas to three companies who were identified as selling certain torchiere lamps...

March 16, 2010
DOE Testing Reveals Samsung Refrigerator Does Not Meet Energy Star Requirements

DOE-initiated testing has revealed that a Samsung refrigerator (model RF26VAB), which the company had claimed was Energy Star compliant, consumed...

March 7, 2010
DOE Initiates Enforcement Actions Against 4 Showerhead Manufacturers (Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty and Requests for Test Data Issued)
DOE Initiates Enforcement Actions Against 4 Showerhead Manufacturers (Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty and Requests for Test Data Issued)
February 4, 2010
DOE Institutes Enforcement Action Against AeroSys, Inc. for Failure to Certify Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

Washington, DC - The Department of Energy’s Office of General Counsel has issued a Notice of Proposed Civil Penalty to AeroSys, Inc. for failing to...

February 2, 2010
DOE Warns Manufacturers Who Submitted Incomplete Certification Reports

Washington, DC - The Department of Energy’s Office of General Counsel has sent warning letters to 9 manufacturers or trade associations that...

January 28, 2010
DOE Institutes Enforcement Action against 4 Showerhead Manufacturers for Failure to Certify 116 Products

WASHINGTON DC - The Office of General Counsel has issued Notices of Proposed Civil Penalty to Zoe Industries, Altmans Products LLC, EZ-FLO...

January 26, 2010
DOE Withdraws the Energy Star Label from 34 Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Washington, DC - On January 25th, the General Counsel notified 25 manufacturers that the Department of Energy has withdrawn their right to use the...

January 19, 2010
U.S. District Court Upholds DOE's Action Against LG to Enforce ENERGY STAR Requirements

Washington, D.C. - On Monday, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia upheld the Department of Energy's decision to remove...

January 12, 2010
DOE Steps Lead to Significant Increase in Compliance with Energy Efficiency Reporting Requirements

160 manufacturers certify energy use for over 600,000 residential products

December 23, 2009
DOE Defends Decision to Revoke Energy Star Designation for Certain LG Refrigerators

On December 23, 2009, the Government filed its brief in opposition to LG Electronics' motion for a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District...

December 9, 2009
DOE Announces Tougher Enforcement of Appliance Standards Reporting Requirements

Manufacturers have until January 8, 2010 to demonstrate compliance with energy efficiency standards

December 7, 2009
Department of Energy to Take Steps to Remove ENERGY STAR Label on Certain LG Refrigerator-Freezer Models

Action to Protect American Consumers, ENERGY STAR® Brand

October 13, 2009
DOE Announces Steps to Strengthen Enforcement of Energy Efficiency Standards

Steps will help ensure that manufacturers have a level playing field...

September 24, 2009
Department of Energy Announces Testing for AeroSys, Inc. Products to Ensure Compliance with Appliance Standards

Washington, DC - As part of its renewed efforts to ensure compliance with national energy efficiency appliance standards, the U.S. Department of...

July 24, 2009
Department of Energy Subpoenas Compliance Data from AeroSys, Inc.

DOE General Counsel Announces Renewed Focus on Enforcing Efficiency Standards