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

Meeting Status: 
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:00am
2123 Rayburn House Office Building

The Subcommittee on Energy of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on Thursday, March 7 at 10 am in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building on the Department of Energy’s (DOE) delay of 16 appliance energy efficiency standards and its illegal failure to publish Final Energy Conservation Standards. The hearing is entitled “Wasted Energy: DOE’s Inaction on Efficiency Standards and Its Impact on Consumers and the Climate.” The hearing, initially scheduled for February 12, was postponed due to the funeral service for the late Chairman John D. Dingell.


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Key Documents

Memorandum from Chairman Pallone to the Subcommittee on Energy

Opening Statement of Chairman Pallone as prepared for delivery

Opening Statement of Subcommittee Chairman Rush as prepared for delivery



Panel I

Daniel Simmons
Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Department of Energy



Panel II

Katherine Kennedy
Senior Director, Climate & Clean Energy Program
Natural Resources Defense Council



Andrew deLaski
Executive Director, Appliance Standards Awareness Project
American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy



Charles Harak
Senior Attorney, Energy and Utility Issues
National Consumer Law Center



David Friedman
Vice President, Advocacy
Consumer Reports



Joseph M. McGuire
President and CEO
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)



Stephen Yurek
President and CEO
Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)