Energy efficiency and conservation

The fastest and most affordable way to get our country’s energy use under control is to make our homes, businesses and communities more energy efficient.

Energy experts estimate that we can reduce our overall energy usage by 50 percent below current levels in the next 30 years, simply by using better technologies and eliminating waste across our economy. Reducing energy use creates big savings—for our planet, our climate and our health. More efficient energy use will clean up our air and help combat climate change. And as an added bonus, reducing energy consumption also results in lower energy bills.

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Statement: Biden administration reverses Trump-era rollback of showerhead efficiency standards

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Statement: Biden administration reverses Trump-era rollback of showerhead efficiency standards

The Department of Energy (DOE) overturned a Trump administration rule Tuesday that had lowered federal efficiency standards for showerheads. The now-reversed rule, finalized in December 2020, effectively created a loophole for manufacturers to bypass energy- and water-saving requirements by redefining the word “showerhead.” The DOE’s decision restores standards that prevent wasteful energy and water use. 

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