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June 2004

Press Release | June 9, 2004

Coalition Calls for a New Energy-Saving Standard: Upgraded Refrigerator Standard Could Save $10.1 Billion

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) public hearing today, a broad-based coalition announced a petition to DOE to strengthen energy efficiency standards for home refrigerators. The petition, filed last week, requests that the agency begin the minimum-efficiency standard upgrade process for residential refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator-freezers.

"A new refrigerator standard ranks among the most significant actions DOE could do to save energy," said Steven Nadel, Executive Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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