DOE Lighting Rollback Proposal Will Cost Consumers Billions

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By Noah Horowitz, Natural Resources Defense Council The U.S. Department of Energy’s proposal to dramatically narrow the scope of light bulbs covered by the upcoming federal 2020 energy efficiency standards will cost consumers up to $12 billion on their utility bills and cause up to 25 more coal...
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Kids and Mercury Don’t Mix. You Have 60 Days to Tell the Trump Administration.

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By Kathleen Rest, Union of Concerned Scientists EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler is true to his word. With a masterful sense of timing and irony, the EPA has announced that on Thursday, February 7, it will publish its proposal to revise (read: roll back) the agency’s own supplemental...
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Coal Ash and Clean Water: The Dan River Spill Five Years Later

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By Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club On February 2, 2014, a Duke Energy coal ash pit spilled more than 39,000 tons of toxic coal ash into North Carolina’s Dan River, creating an emergency and raising concerns about environmental and economic impacts for communities for miles downstream. Five years...
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DOE Proposal Sets Hurdles for Efficiency Standards

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By Lauren Urbanek, Natural Resources Defense Council The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced major and unnecessary changes to its procedures for administering its unequivocally successful energy efficiency standards program, which currently saves the average U.S. household at least $500...
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