Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment

Comment Letter Opposing Federal Proposal to Narrow Reach of Lightbulb Efficiency Standards

Julia Stein, Cara Horowitz, Harjot Kaur

CEN_EMM_PUB Lightbulb Efficiency Standards Comment Letter

Emmett Institute faculty members submitted a comment letter on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps. The authors argue that the Department of Energy’s efforts to narrow the reach of lightbulb efficiency standards would sacrifice consumer savings and environmental protection in a misguided attempt to thwart application of energy efficiency standards the market has already embraced, all in direct contravention of legislative mandates pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act.