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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 27, 2010
DOE Takes Steps to Fulfill Obligation Under the Energy Independence and Security Act

Seeks Comments on the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage Today, as required by Congress, the Department of Energy (DOE)...

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 19, 2010
DOE Replies Support NRC Commissioners and Authority to Withdraw Yucca Application

In a reply brief filed with the NRC today, DOE explained that the arguments that it lacked authority to withdraw the pending Yucca Mountain license...

July 16, 2010
DOE to Provide Enhanced Public Notice for Environmental Assessments

To improve transparency and public participation in the NEPA process, the Department of Energy has decided to provide online publication and...

July 16, 2010
DOE Extends Deadline for Submission of Smart Grid RFI Reply Comments

Due to an unexpectedly large public response, the Department of Energy will extend by two weeks the deadline for submission of reply comments in...

July 9, 2010
DOE Makes Filing with NRC in Support OF Authority to Withdraw Yucca Application

DOE today urged the NRC to conclude that DOE has the legal authority to withdraw the pending Yucca Mountain license application.  DOE argued that...

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 25, 2010
DOE Hosts Public Roundtable Discussion of Smart-Grid Data Access and Privacy Issues

On June 29, 2010, the Department of Energy will host a public roundtable panel discussion to collect additional information about the data access...

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 11, 2010
DOE Announces Public Meetings on the Communications Needs of Utilities and Smart-Grid Data Access and Privacy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has long recognized the importance of incorporating broadband and other interactive communications technologies into...

June 8, 2010
Guidance on EIS Review and Recovery Act Loan Guarantee Applications

DOE must complete NEPA review before it may provide financial assistance in the form of loan guarantees.  Projects seeking such assistance under...

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 27, 2010
DOE Defends Its Motion to Withdraw Yucca Mountain Application

Today, the United States Department of Energy filed with the NRC's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board a reply brief making clear that its motion ...

May 24, 2010
Recovery Act Energy Home Improvement Loan Scam Alert

The U.S. Department of Energy is aware of fraudulent solicitations being received through the United States Postal Service that solicit personal...

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 11, 2010
DOE Takes Steps to Implement the National Broadband Plan

DOE issues Requests for Information to help guide national Smart Grid policy

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...