Interesting Article about possible defunding of Energy Star Program

President Trump wants to cut government expenditure and the energy star program is on the “possible” list of budget cuts. The Energy Star program is a voluntary program, not mandated by the government, that manufactures participate in to help their customers better understand the energy expenditure of the appliance they are purchasing. According to the article, $34 billion was saved by consumers in energy bills in 2015 compared to the $50 million per year it costs to administer. This program looks like an obvious keeper in my eyes. The Energy Star label is a house-hold name in the appliance industry, including air conditioners, heaters, and water heaters and I think this is a program that President Trump should reconsider in eliminating because of the reported monetary benefits it provides to the customers.

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