October 10, 2019 / 9:55 PM / 9 days ago

IN BRIEF: 9th Circuit orders U.S. to unfreeze Obama-era energy efficiency standards

The Energy Department must implement energy-efficiency standards on consumer and commercial appliances that were finalized in the last month of the Obama administration, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held Thursday in a win for 12 states, the District of Columbia, the city of New York and four citizens’ groups.

The decision affirms last year’s ruling by a federal judge in San Francisco, who ordered the government to publish the standards for portable air conditioners, commercial packaged boilers, uninterruptible power supplies and air compressors in the Federal Register – the final step required for the new standards to take effect.

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