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December 8, 2010
DOE Receives Responses on the Implementation of Large-Capacity Clothes Washer Waivers

The Department last week invited interested parties to submit views on the proper application of waivers establishing alternative test procedures...

December 3, 2010
DOE Publishes Final Rule Regarding Post-Employment Restrictions

The Department of Energy published a final rule establishing procedures under which a former employee of the executive branch may obtain approval...

November 30, 2010
DOE Solicits Views on the Implementation of Large-Capacity Clothes Washer Waivers

The Department of Energy has recently granted several requests for waivers establishing an alternative test procedure for certain large-capacity...

November 23, 2010
Air-Con Agrees to Pay Civil Penalty to Resolve Enforcement Action

The Department of Energy has settled the civil penalty action it initiated against Air-Con International for Air-Con’s sale of air conditioners in...

November 17, 2010
Department of Energy to Host Spectrum Policy Seminar for the Utility Sector on December 8, 2010

On October 5, 2010, after an extensive public notice and comment process, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a report entitled, "Communications...

November 16, 2010
DOE Announces Changes to the Energy Conservation Standards Process

The Department of Energy today announced it is making changes to expedite its rulemaking process.  Historically, the Department has had difficulty...

November 16, 2010
DOE Launches New Fraud Reporting Web Page

The Department of Energy today launched a new Fraud Reporting web page to make it easier for members of the public to report suspected incidents of...

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...

November 9, 2010
DOE Closes Investigation into Energy Efficiency of Viking Refrigerator

The Department of Energy has closed its investigation into the energy efficiency of Viking Range Corporation’s refrigerator-freezer model VCSB542. ...

November 2, 2010
DOE Completes Annual Determination of the Adequacy of the Nuclear Waste Fund Fee

As required by the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (NWPA), DOE has completed its annual review of the adequacy of the Nuclear Waste Fund fee....

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 15, 2010
DOE Extends Comment Period on Certification and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

In response to a formal request, the Department has extended to October 29, 2010, the deadline for submission of comments in response to the Notice...

October 14, 2010
DOE Extends Comment Period on Notice of Inquiry Under the Energy Independence and Security Act

Today, in response to a formal request, General Counsel Scott Blake Harris approved a second and final extension of the public comment period to...

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...

October 5, 2010
New DOE Reports on Smart Grid Technologies Seek to Promote Innovation, Privacy and Access

Washington, D.C. - In order to implement recommendations made in the Federal Communications Commission's National Broadband Plan, the Department of...

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 13, 2010
DOE Continues Aggressive Energy Efficiency Enforcement Effort with Nearly 30 New Proposed Penalties

Washington, D.C. - As part of an ongoing commitment to rigorously enforce appliance efficiency requirements, the Department of Energy today...

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 18, 2010
DOE Extends Comment Period on Notice of Inquiry Under the Energy Independence and Security Act

Today, in response to a formal request, General Counsel Scott Blake Harris approved a 30-day extension of the public comment period on DOE's Notice...