Wasted Energy: DOE’s Inaction on Efficiency Standards and Its Impact on Consumers and the Climate

March 8, 2019

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Dear Chairman Rush and Ranking Member Upton:

Let me first note with sadness the passing of former Committee Chairman John Dingell, and respectfully acknowledge his long service to this committee, to his constituents, and to our country. Forty years ago as a young economic analyst – first at the newly formed Department of Energy, and later at the now defunct Council on Wage and Price Stability – I was tasked with answering letters bearing Chairman Dingell’s signature, demanding to know what was holding up DOE’s overdue Appliance Efficiency Standards. The answer is still relevant today.

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