The rule was supported by a broad coalition of environmental organizations, state and regional energy officials and clothes washer manufacturers. It also received the support of many consumers and consumer groups. The rule sets new efficiency targets for clothes washers manufactured after January 1, 2004. The standard increases again in efficiency for units manufactured on or after January 1, 2007.
PURCHASE, N.Y., April 24, 2001 – Some 500 Houston-area households will soon be part of an energy-saving pilot program that enables consumers to control their thermostats via the Internet.