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Staff Subcommittee on Energy Resources and the Environment

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Location: Flores 1 & 2
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

U.S. DOE: Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces

(Joint session with the Staff Subcommittee on Gas)

On September 23, 2016 the US Department of Energy issued a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNOPR) on the Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces. 

According to the DOE, the SNOPR responds to comments received on the (9/14/15) NOPR and Notice of Data Availability (NODA) and is making a modified proposal regarding amended energy conservation standards for residential furnaces. The notice, further, requests comment on the SNOPR's proposed standards and associated analyses and results.  The DOE will accept comments through November 22, 2016.

This SNOPR has already raised some controversy, and a robust discussion on the merits of the DOE proposal.

The panel will address the availability of technologies, and discuss the level of benefits that can accrue the environment in general and consumers in particular.  

Karen R. Olesky, Chair, Staff Subcommittee on Energy Resources and the Environment

Andreas D. Thanos, Chair, Staff Subcommittee on Gas

Ron, Edelstein, Director, Regulatory and Government Relations, Gas Technology Institute

Elizabeth Noll, Legislative Director, Energy & Transportation,  Natural Resources Defense Council

AGA Member - Company Representative