AHAM Urges Congress to Reform EPCA

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 10, 2015) — AHAM President and CEO Joseph M. McGuire testified before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power on June 10 in support of legislation to reform the 40-year-old Energy Policy and Conservation Act. AHAM is asking Congress for multiple reforms to EPCA, including an end to the regular tightening of appliance efficiency standards or “serial rulemaking.” Most appliances covered by EPCA are already operating at or near peak efficiency, and further tightening of federal standards is unlikely to yield meaningful efficiency gains. While AHAM supports federal efficiency standards, any future changes to the standards must take into account past efficiency gains and the impact of the new regulations.   

Read AHAM’s Joe McGuire's Oral Statement to the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power.

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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 sites at http://www.aham.org