U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Appliance & Equipment Standards
Final Rule: Room Air Conditioners
[Federal Register: September 24, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 185)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
10 CFR Part 430
[Docket Numbers EE-RM-90-201 and EE-RM-93-801-RAC]
Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Final Rule Regarding Energy Conservation Standards for Room Air Conditioners
AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy (DOE).
ACTION: Final Rule.
SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE or Department) has determined that revised energy conservation standards for room air conditioners will result in a significant conservation of energy, are technologically feasible, and are economically justified. On this basis, the Department is today amending the existing energy conservation standards for room air conditioners. The Department projects the standards to save 0.64 quad of energy through 2030, which is likely to result in a cumulative reduction of emissions of approximately 95,000 tons of nitrogen dioxide and 54 million tons of carbon dioxide.
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