Reps. Cooper, Blackburn Laud Energy Efficiency Bill
December 4, 2012
Change in Water Heater Standards Will Benefit Local Manufacturers
“This is a good example of smart regulation,” said Cooper. “
“This legislation finally corrects a broken regulatory system that even DOE has acknowledged needs to be fixed,”
Before a rule change by the Environmental Protection Agency last February, energy standards did not cover the full range of water heaters, inadvertently driving American consumers to buy foreign-made water heaters. In order to level the playing field permanently, Rep. Cooper and Rep. Blackburn introduced the Water Heater Rating Improvement Act of 2011, which was included in H.R. 6582, a larger energy efficiency bill that passed overwhelmingly on the House floor today.
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