President Joe Biden has canceled out a Trump “short-cycle” rule and gave us something far better. This rule exempted faster operating home appliances from efficiency regulations. Those included: dishwashers, clothes washers, and dryers.
The Energy Department Rule on behalf of President Joe Biden deleted two of Trump’s appliance rules. Trump had built in two product categories. One was for dishwashers finishing in 60 minutes or less. The other was for clothes washers and dryers finishing their cycles in under 30 minutes. Some washers’ cycle was under 45 minutes.
Trump chose efficiency over environmental concerns. He also went after shower heads and lightbulbs.
Efficiency advocate and Executive Director of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project, Andrew deLaski released a statement about President Biden’s action. He said the effort was good, and there is still more work to do:
‘[U]ndoing several other Trump rollbacks and start updating standards for dozens of products.’
President Biden’s White House said it did not believe that the products reflecting the previous administration’s short cycles changes had been manufactured yet. So there would not be any noticeable changes for the consumer:
‘This rule making does not change the cycle times currently available on the market nor does it change the cycle options available on these products.’
The U.S. Department of Energy’s motto is:
‘Building the new energy economy. Reducing environmental risks. Expanding the frontiers of knowledge via innovative scientific research.’
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) motto is:
‘Our mission is to protect human health and the environment.’
And of course, there are always the naysayers. Attorney at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Devin Watkins, argued in a statement, according to the UPI.
‘President Biden’s decision to block faster 1-hour dishwashers will waste the time of many American consumers.’
It feels good to have someone on our side for a change.
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