Industry’s 5 Families, More Oppose DOE Proposed Standards

The groups advocate for a ‘no-new standard’ to DOE’s proposed energy-conservation standards for refrigeration equipment.


The industry’s five families—CFESA, FCSI, FEDA, MAFSI and NAFEM—plus, the National Automatic Merchandising Association sent a letter to House and Senate leadership opposing a DOE proposed standard.

In an April 2 release, NAFEM explains the letter shared the organizations’ opposition to the DOE’s proposed energy-conservation standards for commercial refrigeration equipment. They advocate for a “no new standard” to DOE’s proposal, calling it “technologically impossible to meet and economically unjustified.”

NAFEM says the DOE—which evaluates proposed efficiency standards for several categories, including commercial refrigeration equipment, every six years—doesn’t have to impose new standards, and should only do so if they’re technologically feasible and economically justified.

“The current proposal is neither,” says Charlie Souhrada, CFSP, NAFEM vice president of regulatory and technical affairs, in a statement. “In fact, the results could be quite the opposite, negatively impacting jobs, energy efficiency and food safety.”

For a look at the organizations’ greatest concerns, visit the NAFEM press release and click on “opposition to DOE’s proposed energy-conservation standards for commercial refrigeration equipment.”

To stay on top of this issue, and anything else NAFEM’s advocacy team is working on, visit the What We’re Watching tool on the NAFEM website.




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