AHAM Statement on the Need for Modernization of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 13, 2023) – From clothes washers and dryers to refrigerators and microwaves, home appliances are an indispensable convenience of modern life. These products also have played an undeniable role in enhancing household energy efficiency. Through a combination of manufacturer innovation and federal energy conservation standards, most regulated home appliances now operate at or near peak efficiency. However, key provisions of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, which governs federal appliance standards, have not been updated since 1987. AHAM is asking Congress to make critical modernizations to EPCA that reflect more than three decades of appliance efficiency improvements and shift to a process that pursues new appliance standards based primarily on opportunity for further efficiency improvements. The energy conservation standards and test procedures promulgated under EPCA’s authority affect appliances in homes across the U.S. and Canada, and it is essential to have a law as modern as the products it regulates.
AHAM's full testimony before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives can be read here.
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The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is the trade association representing manufacturers of major, portable and floor care home appliances and suppliers to the industry. AHAM is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and maintains an office in Ottawa. AHAM is the single voice providing the home appliance industry and its customers leadership, advocacy and a forum for action — developing and implementing credible solutions for public policy, standards and business decisions. You can visit AHAM’s web site at http://www.aham.org or follow us on Twitter @AHAM_Voice and @AHAM_Policy.