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January 28, 2010
DOE Launches New Dataset on its Environmental Reviews

Washington, DC - To further transparency and openness in its implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Department of...

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Washington, DC - On January 25th, the General Counsel notified 25 manufacturers that the Department of Energy has withdrawn their right to use the...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

January 7, 2010
DOE Announces Additional Energy Efficiency Enforcement Action to Protect Consumers

Consent Decree with Haier America to Ensure Affected Products Deliver Required Energy and Cost Savings

December 28, 2009
DOE's General Counsel Determines Sudan Act Does Not Bar Areva Enrichment Services LLC Loan Application

Washington, DC - The Office of General Counsel was recently asked whether the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 barred the Department...

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 22, 2009
DOE Requests Information on Potential New or Revised Categorical Exclusions

The U.S. Department of Energy intends to update its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) categorical exclusions, and has posted a request for...

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 15, 2009
DOE's General Counsel Releases Guidance on Ex Parte Communications During Informal Rulemaking Proceedings

Washington, DC - The Department of Energy today announced guidance on ex parte communications during informal rulemaking proceedings.  The guidance...

October 15, 2009
DOE's General Counsel Announces New Policy Requiring Online Posting of NEPA Categorical Exclusion Determinations to Further Transparency

Washington, DC - Consistent with the President's commitment to "disclose information rapidly in forms that the public can readily find and use,"...

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