From Logan to St. George Utah is going to have to say adios to their beloved refrigerator and other appliances according to new Biden environmental regulations. But, this won't stop at the Utah border, the regulations will affect the nation.
Today’s announcement is a testament to the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to lowering utility costs for working families, which is helping to simultaneously strengthen energy independence and combat the climate crisis,
So why target our refrigerators?
According to the Department of Energy (DOE) this "will eliminate 420 million metric tons of "dangerous carbon dioxide emissions" over the next three decades and save us money. How much money? Households and businesses will reportedly be able to save $5 billion dollars a year on utility bills." I hope that's per household.
But, do you think that is the root of the problem? For some reason, I can't get the image out of my head of the chief of staff reaching for his favorite tub of mint chocolate swirl and it was frozen so hard that he wasn't able to scoop it without kitchen help which sent him into a legislating tailspin.
Or maybe rounding the corner chasing her beloved energy rabbit through the kitchen Secretary Granholm stubbed her toe on the big boxy freezer and called a special session while plotting her revenge.
In any case, as my less-than-helpful boss used to say when we needed a fix for a problem, "It is what it is."
How long Do We Have?
The new standards for refrigerators and freezers will take effect within the next five years. So start putting your dream refrigerator wish list together and make your upgrade count.
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