Sixteen AGs Filed Comments Urging Energy Department to Comply with Statutory Requirements for Lightbulb Efficiency Standards

June 01, 2020

New York Attorney General Letitia James and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra led a coalition of 16 attorneys general in submitting comments in response to an Energy Department request for information on whether to amend energy efficiency standards for general service fluorescent lamps (GSFLs) and incandescent reflector lamps (IRLs). The comments focused on the Energy Department’s evaluation of standards for IRLs, and emphasized that the department must use the “the Congressionally mandated 45 lumens per watt ‘backstop standard’ applicable to general service lamps” as the baseline standard for its evaluation. The comments stressed that “any agency determination to amend the IRL standard with a standard less stringent than the backstop would violate” the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).

Documents:
Document Type:
  • Comment Letters
  • Press Releases/Statements
States:
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Washington, D.C.
Agencies:
  • Department of Energy
  • Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Issues:
  • Energy Efficiency
Action Type:
Rulemaking