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The Vermont House approved a bill (HB-411) on March 22 that would put energy efficiency standards for residential, commercial, and industrial appliances into effect in Vermont if Congress or the White House were to eliminate national Energy Star standards, the Vermont Digger reported.
The purpose of the act, as defined by the House Committee on Energy and Technology, “is to adopt federal appliance and lighting efficiency standards in effect on January 19, 2017, so that the same standards will be in place in Vermont should the federal standards be repealed or voided.
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget features cuts to an array of government functions, including energy efficiency.
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