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Energy Policy and Conservation Act

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. Perry

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court order directing DOE to publish four energy conservation standards in the Federal Register. Environmental groups and states argued that an agency regulation known as the error-...

Zero Zone, Inc. v. United States Department of Energy

The Seventh Circuit denied petitions for review challenging two DOE rules aimed at improving the energy efficiency of commercial refrigeration equipment. The first rule adopted new energy efficiency standards for commercial...

Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Ass'n v. United States Department of Energy

The D.C. Circuit vacated and remanded a DOE rule requiring decorative fireplaces to meet certain energy efficiency standards under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. The rule defined "vented hearth heater" to include both...

National Electrical Manufacturers v. United States Department of Energy

The Fourth Circuit denied a petition challenging a DOE rule setting forth energy conservation standards for small electric motors. The motors covered by the rule are electric induction motors ranging in power output from 0.25 to 3...