Department of Energy Will Not Enforce Regional Efficiency Standard in Northern Region

Date: May 02, 2013

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The Department of Energy released a statement stating that while litigation was ongoing in the Regional Standards lawsuit and the court was considering a proposed settlement as well as a motion to stay, the DOE will not enforce the Regional Efficiency Standard in the Northern Region.

DOE stated: “In an exercise of its enforcement discretion, DOE will, during the pendency of the litigation, act in a manner consistent with the terms of the settlement agreement with regard to the enforcement of the standards.”

DOE’s policy statement comes on the heels of multiple requests for a delay from the Department. Today alone, HARDI members sent nearly 900 emails to the DOE and Capitol Hill requesting this very action.

To reiterate: DOE will not enforce the Regional Standard in the Northern Region while the proposed settlement and other matters are pending before the court.

To read the DOE's policy statement click here.

Originally published in Hardi Advocacy Advisory on April 5, 2013.