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Interested in energy efficiency standards, regulations, and other green matters? Read about the latest news and developments in the world of energy efficiency in Mr. Green's blog.

Input Requested for ENERGY STAR Audio/Video Spec Revision

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking early input on a revision to its ENERGY STAR® Audio/Video (A/V) program specification.

The program currently covers sound bars, mp3 speaker docks, audio amplifiers, AV receivers, shelf systems, Blu-ray disc and DVD players, and...

EPA Revises Uninterruptible Power Supply Efficiency Requirements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing changes to its ENERGY STAR® Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) efficiency program specifications.

Earlier this month, the EPA published version 1.1 of its current UPS program requirements. The biggest change in version 1.1...