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June 12, 2013
DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify

The Office of Enforcement recently resolved enforcement actions against thirty-nine companies for failure to submit the required certification...

November 28, 2012
Midea Agrees to Pay $4.5M for Four Models that Fail to Meet Federal Energy Standards

Midea America Corp., Hefei Hualing Co., Ltd., and China Refrigeration Industry Co., Ltd. (“Midea”)—all subsidiaries or affiliates of GD Midea...

October 11, 2012
YMGI Through-the-Wall Air Conditioner Determined Noncompliant With Energy Efficiency Standard

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Enforcement issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination (Notice) on October 11, 2012, to YMGI Group,...

August 27, 2012
DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify
DOE Collects Civil Penalties for Failure to Certify
August 13, 2012
DOE Testing Finds Two Kenmore-Brand Freezers Noncompliant

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (“DOE”) Office of Enforcement recently issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Sears, Roebuck & Co. (...

June 28, 2012
Manufacturer Voluntarily Reports Noncompliance

Cooper Power Systems, LLC (“Cooper”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cooper Industries notified the U.S. Department of Energy’s (“DOE”) Office of...

June 27, 2012
DOE Refers Four ENERGY STAR Models to EPA for Potential De-Listing

U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) testing has identified one refrigerator and three room air conditioners that do not meet the ENERGY STAR program...

May 16, 2012
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential Clothes Washers and Dishwashers to Save Consumers Billions on Energy Bills

The Department of Energy today announced common-sense energy efficiency standards for residential clothes washers and dishwashers that will save...

March 30, 2012
Rule Proposed to Prohibit Importation of Products that Fail to Comply with DOE Energy Conservation Standards

This week, after extensive collaboration with the Department of Energy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Department of the Treasury...

February 15, 2012
DOE Investigates Possible Air Conditioner Efficiency Violations

The Department of Energy’s Office of Enforcement is committed to its compliance enforcement responsibilities with regard to federal energy...

January 11, 2012
DOE Refers Two ENERGY STAR Models to EPA for Potential De-Listing

U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) testing has identified one refrigerator-freezer that does not meet the ENERGY STAR program’s energy efficiency...

December 7, 2011
DOE Seeks Further Public Input on How Best To Streamline Existing Regulations

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a further step to implementing the President’s Executive Order on Improving Regulatory Review.  The...

November 1, 2011
DOE Issues Noncompliance Notices

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Enforcement issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Haier America Trading, L.L.C., regarding...

October 11, 2011
DOE Issues Noncompliance Notices

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Enforcement issued Notices of Noncompliance Determinations to Midea America Corporation and Felix Storch,...

October 4, 2011
DOE Issues Noncompliance Notices for Three Showerhead Models

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Enforcement issued Notices of Noncompliance Determination this week to three companies regarding...

October 3, 2011
Four Central Air Conditioners Determined Noncompliant With Energy Efficiency Standard

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Enforcement issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination (Notice) on September 27, 2011, to AeroSys,...

September 30, 2011
DOE Revises its NEPA Regulations, Including Categorical Exclusions

On September 27, 2011, the Department of Energy (DOE) approved revisions to its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, and on...

September 6, 2011
DOE Issues Guidance on Electric Vehicle Recharging Stations

The U.S. Department of Energy recently issued guidance to its national laboratory management and operating (M&O) contractors on the...

August 22, 2011
Five ENERGY STAR Room Air Conditioners Fail Testing

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Enforcement announced today that DOE testing has identified five Friedrich room air conditioners that do...

August 10, 2011
DOE Collects $80,000 Civil Penalty From Showerhead Manufacturer

The DOE Office of Enforcement has settled a civil penalty action against Hudson-Reed, Limited, after the manufacturer failed to certify over 60 of...

August 9, 2011
Two ENERGY STAR Products Fail Testing

DOE testing has identified two additional models of home appliances that do not meet the ENERGY STAR Program’s energy efficiency requirements.  A...

July 18, 2011
Showerhead Manufacturer Agrees to Civil Penalty to Resolve Enforcement Action

The Department of Energy has settled a civil penalty action it initiated against "Showerheadpower" for the manufacture and online sale of showerhe...

July 13, 2011
DOE Seeks Comments on its Preliminary Plan to Reduce Regulatory Burden

The Department of Energy issued a notice seeking comment on its Preliminary Plan to implement Executive Order 13563, "Improving Regulation and...

July 1, 2011
Candelabra and Intermediate Base Lamps Enforcement Policy Statement

The Department issued guidance today advising manufacturers, importers and private labelers that DOE will not enforce the energy conservation...

June 3, 2011
DOE Office of Enforcement Resolves 20 Energy Efficiency Enforcement Cases

The Department of Energy's Office of Enforcement today announced that it has resolved the 20 enforcement cases it brought in April 2011 against...