The Impact of Refrigerator Standards on U.S. Households
Appliance standards have long been a contentious issue in American culture, but they have become more so recently with the so-called culture wars (Hoffman, 2012). In this article, we explore some of the issues surrounding appliance ...
In what's believed to be the largest program of its kind, Southern California Edison has caught and stopped 47,000 running refrigerators as of October 1994. [continue reading]
My telephone doesn't ring that often. Face it, people just don't need the services of an expert on energy use of refrigerators every day or every week, for that matter. [continue reading]
In its February 1994 issue, Consumer Reports described tests performed on a collection of upscale refrigerators. One feature tested was energy use. [continue reading]
Whirlpool Corporation has been named the winner of the much talked about Super Efficient Refrigerator Program (SERP) contest. [continue reading]
The Super-Efficient Refrigerator Program (SERP), has named Frigidaire Co. and Whirlpool Corp. as the two finalists who will compete in the much publicized $30 million race to manufacture the fridge of the future, a chlorofluorocarbon-free "super-efficient" model. [continue reading]
In a far corner of the Bangkok office of the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) sits the most energy-efficient refrigerator for its size class in Southeast Asia. [continue reading]
Once the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act put minimum efficiency standards for refrigerators into effect in 1990, some utilities discontinued rebates, figuring the standards raised refrigerator efficiencies so high that paying for further improvements with rebates would not be cost-effective for conserving energy. [continue reading]
Shortly after taking office in 2009, President Obama launched the Open Government Initiative, an effort to increase transparency, participation, and ...
I was at the Energy OutWest Conference several years ago, but a memory still stands out from that event. I ...