Biden admin cracks down on air conditioners as war on appliances continues
The Biden administration announced its latest home appliance regulations this week, targeting air conditioners in an action it said would reduce the nation's carbon emissions.
The regulations, unveiled Thursday by the Department of Energy (DOE), finalize energy efficiency standards for home air conditioning units, or window air conditioners, and portable air cleaners. The DOE said the move would cut air pollution and push consumer costs down by billions of dollars via energy savings.
"Today’s announcement builds on the historic actions President Biden took last year to strengthen outdated energy efficiency standards, which...