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Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:24 AM

Energy Star efficiency program on the chopping block

This program has saved taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars. The Trump team wants to cut it.
The Energy Star efficiency program costs less than .001 percent of the Department of Defense budget.

As the federal government braces for the administration’s so-called “skinny budget,” expected late next week, rumors of what, exactly, will be cut keep circulating. Among the programs reported to be on the Trump administration’s chopping block: the popular, cheap, effective Energy Star consumer labeling program from the Energy Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-plans-to-spike-a-popular-cheap-effective-program-that-also-reduces-emissions-af1e12d33c75#.q2x4j0x8c


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HAB911 Mar 2017 OP
madokie Mar 2017 #1
HAB911 Mar 2017 #2
yallerdawg Mar 2017 #4
madokie Mar 2017 #5
putitinD Mar 2017 #3
TheBlackAdder Mar 2017 #6
HAB911 Mar 2017 #7
Orsino Mar 2017 #8
underpants Mar 2017 #9

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:27 AM

1. One of the first things I look for when buying an appliance

One thing about it I pretty much have bought all new appliances these last couple years in anticipation of my wife's retirement in a year and a half

f* dRumpF

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Response to madokie (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:31 AM

2. Same here

my wife early retired in January, just in time to be f***** by the Repubs via HC, even my SS is now in the crosshairs.

f'em

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Response to madokie (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:35 AM

4. It's good to have something for your wives to do when they retire!

I just wouldn't say it out loud to my wife!


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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:38 AM

5. LOL

I'm talking about everything from heat to cool, hot to cold, fresh to spoiled, clean to dirty, machine to hand wash, not just in the kitchen

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 08:32 AM

3. the Koch Bros. don't like us saving energy!

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:04 AM

6. That means we have to turn to EU appliances.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:07 AM

7. Ah.........such is the law of unintended consequences

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:09 AM

8. They love deficits and waste...

...and out of the other sides of their mouths, they cry poverty.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Thu Mar 9, 2017, 09:14 AM

9. 1. Many state procurement policies require Energy Star 2. Are manufacturers...

suddenly going to have to adapt their production lines?

This makes no sense at all other than Trump using his all powerful negotiating skills to ask for an extreme only to settle later. Look at the drastic funding cuts for enviro programs in the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay - there's no way those can really happen.

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