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April 30, 2010
DOE Statement on Savannah River Site Vitrified Waste Concentrations

“The Office of Environmental Management has decided not to move forward at this time with its February decision to direct contractors to start p...

April 26, 2010
Haier Repair Confusion Resolved

On January 7, 2010, DOE entered into a Consent Decree with Haier America regarding a problem with four models of Haier freezers that resulted in...

April 26, 2010
DOE Opposes Injunction Motion

On April 23, 2010, the Department of Energy opposed the State of Washington’s motion to enjoin the Department's efforts to wind down the Yucca M...

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...

April 12, 2010
DOE Petitions for NRC Review in Yucca Mountain Proceeding

The United States Department of Energy today filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission a petition requesting that the Commission review and...

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 30, 2010
DOE Does Not Oppose Petitions to Intervene in Yucca Mountain NRC Proceeding

The U.S. Department of Energy yesterday filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission a response to Petitions to Intervene filed by several parties...

March 30, 2010
DOE Orders AeroSys to Halt Distribution of Inefficient Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Models Shown to Violate Minimum Efficiency Standards

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

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 24, 2010
Department of Energy Opens Investigation into Alleged Lighting Efficiency Violations

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

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 15, 2010
Department of Energy Adopts Rules to Protect Consumer Privacy

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) enables states to provide financial assistance to qualifying consumers who want to improve the energy...

March 8, 2010
Guidance for State Energy Programs on Revolving Loan Funds

Purpose: To provide guidance to recipients of financing programs funded through the Department of Energy's (DOE's) State Energy Program (SEP) ...

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)
March 3, 2010
Department of Energy Files Motion to Withdraw Yucca Mountain License Application

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy today filed a motion with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to withdraw the license application...

February 26, 2010
GC Commits to Transparency on Nuclear Waste Fund Fee Adequacy Decisions

Consistent with the Administration's commitment to transparency, DOE General Counsel Scott Blake Harris has decided that all future determinations...

February 19, 2010
DOE Files Report Confirming Intent to Preserve and Archive Yucca Project Documents

Washington, DC - The Department of Energy filed today a report with the NRC detailing the extensive steps it is taking to preserve and protect its...

February 19, 2010
DOE Files Report Confirming Intent to Preserve and Archive Yucca Project Documents

Washington, DC - The Department of Energy filed today a report with the NRC detailing the extensive steps it is taking to preserve and protect its...

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 3, 2010
DOE General Counsel Issues Arbitration Guidance for Management and Operations Contractors

Washington, DC - The Office of the General Counsel, in conjunction with the Office of General Counsel of the NNSA, has reviewed the question of...

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...