What’s Ahead for Appliance Efficiency Standards


Washington, D.C. – June 18, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Department of Energy’s Appliance Efficiency Standards are expected to save 70 quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTUs) of energy and $1 trillion for consumers by the time they turn 40 at the end of the decade. But as “smart grid” technology, new business models for utilities, and appliances that communicate directly with the grid emerge, new opportunities and challenges for existing efficiency standards are likely to arise.

Have standards increased or limited consumer choice? Can more be done to expand efficiency gains? These are questions with huge impact for American consumers: current standards cover 90 percent of home energy usage and 60 percent of commercial usage.

As Congress considers new energy legislation, join the Bipartisan Policy Center next Wednesday, June 24, for a discussion on what appliance efficiency standards have accomplished and what the future could bring.

The event is open to the public and press.

Join the discussion on Twitter: @BPC_Bipartisan #BPClive


Robert McArver
Vice President of Policy and Government Relations, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

Steven Nadel
Executive Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Keith Dennis
Senior Principal, End-Use Solutions and Standards, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

Moderated by:

David Garman
Principal and Managing Partner, Decker Garman Sullivan LLC
Former Under Secretary of Energy and Assistant Secretary of Energy, George W. Bush Administration

Four Decades of Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards: What has been Accomplished, and Where are We Headed Next?

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET


Senate Energy Committee Hearing Room
Dirksen Senate Office Building
Room SD-366
Washington, D.C. 20510


Jordan LaPier
Outreach Coordinator
(202) 379-1630

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