The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking comments on a proposed policy statement regarding full-fuel-cycle analyses in energy conservation standards

October 12th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Baden under RESNET News

The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking comments on a proposed policy statement regarding full-fuel-cycle analyses in energy conservation standards (EERE-2010-BT-NOA-0028), A summary of the policy is below, and the deadline for filing comments is Tuesday, October 19, 2010.

Summary of proposed policy:

In its effort to adopt several National Academy of Sciences (the Academy) recommendations, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to modify the methods it uses to estimate the likely impacts of energy conservation standards for covered products and covered equipment on energy use and emissions and to expand the energy use and emissions information made available to consumers. Specifically, DOE proposes to use full-fuel-cycle (FFC) measures of energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, rather than the primary energy measures it currently uses. Additionally, DOE proposes to work collaboratively with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to make FFC energy and GHG emissions data available to the public to enable consumers to make cross-class comparisons. DOE will hold an informal public meeting to discuss and receive comments on its planned approach. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this policy document.

Click on http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/2010-20563.htm

This post was submitted by Steve Baden.

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