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For listings of current regulations for power consumption and efficiency and links to agency websites around the world, see our Regulations by Agency pages.

Mr. Green's Blog

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.

California Reviews Title 20 Computer Regulations Effective January 1, 2018

For those in need of a reminder concerning new energy efficiency regulations that go into effect for computers manufactured on or after January 1, 2018, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has recently reviewed this topic through a webinar on October 18.

Conducted by the CEC’s...

U.S. EPA Releases Most Efficient Product Criteria Specs for 2018

The proposed eligibility requirements for the ENERGY STAR® 2018 Most Efficient program are now available for review.

The program, now in its 7th year, promotes the most efficient products in fourteen specific product categories. The 2018 program continues the focus on the current twelve...

California Offers Help in Understanding Title 20 Efficiency Regulations

Having problems understanding the ins and outs of California’s Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations? Help is on the way. The California Energy Commission (CEC) has just announced a live, interactive webinar covering the fundamentals of the state’s appliance efficiency standards program....