Interesting Article about possible defunding of Energy Star Program

http://www.achrnews.com/articles/134763-a-call-to-arms-on-behalf-of-energy-stars-future

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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