|2018-07-25||DOE Finalizes Rule to Expedite Approvals for “Small-Scale” Natural Gas Exports||Regulatory action||DOE||
DOE revised its regulations to provide that the department will approve natural gas exports to countries which which the US has not entered into a free trade agreement provided that the export application meets two criteria: the export volume does not exceed 51.75 billion cubic feet per year, and the DOE approval does not require preparation of an EIS or EA.
|2017-05-26||DOE Confirms That it Will Not Withdraw Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Central Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps||Regulatory action||DOE||
On May 26, 2017, DOE published a notice confirming the adoption of the energy conservation standards for residential air conditioners and heat pumps. DOE noted that it had “determined that the comments received in response to that direct final rule do not provide a reasonable basis for withdrawing it.”
|2017-05-24||DOE Announces Effective Date for Energy Efficiency Standard for Ceiling Fans||Regulatory action||DOE||
DOE published a notice in the Federal Register confirming that there will be no further delays in the implementation of the energy efficiency standards for ceiling fans and that the effective date of the energy efficiency standard for ceiling fans will be September 30, 2017.
|2017-03-20||DOE Postpones Five Energy Efficiency and Conservation Rules||Regulatory action||DOE||
The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the further postponement of five energy efficiency and conservation rules, including test procedures for walk-in coolers and freezers, central air conditioners and heat pumps, and compressors, and conservation standards for ceiling fans and construction standards for federal buildings.
|2017-02-02||DOE Postpones Five Energy Efficiency and Conservation Standards||Regulatory action||DOE||
The Department of Energy (DOE) has postponed the effective date of five energy efficiency and conservation standards until March 21, consistent with a recent memorandum calling for a freeze of new and pending regulations. The postponed rules include test procedures for walk-in coolers and freezers, central air conditioners and heat pumps, and compressors, and conservation standards for ceiling fans and construction standards for federal buildings.
|2017-01-31||Department of Energy Withdraws Final Rule Implementing Energy Efficiency Standards for Manufactured Housing||Regulatory action||DOE||
The Department of Energy (DOE) has withdrawn a final rule to implement the requirement under the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 to establish energy conservation standards for manufactured housing, pursuant to President Trump’s memorandum calling for a regulatory freeze pending review of regulations.
|2017-01-20||Regulatory Freeze Delays New Energy Efficiency, Renewable Fuel Standards||Presidential Memorandum||DOE, EPA, White House||
The Trump Administration issued a Presidential Memorandum entitled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review” which directs all agencies to postpone the publication of new and pending regulations to give the administration time to review those regulations. The freeze affects the latest renewable fuel standards from EPA as well as energy efficiency standards recently finalized by DOE.