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From the bloggers at the RV Industry Association:
Whatever the motive for wishing to cut back on energy consumption, whether that be saving a few extra dollars a month on the electric bill or reducing one’s carbon footprint – or both – there has been a growing trend from consumers, businesses and governments toward energy efficiency that is spurring the entry of more energy-efficient appliances across the U.S. market.
The RV Industry Association state government affairs team has been tracking a recent, specific effort in several states to accelerate that trend through legislation.
This new legislation would establish energy efficiency standards for appliances in specific states along with establishing other regulatory measures.
Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois and Rhode Island legislatures have all introduced bills this session to establish or update energy efficiency standards that apply to a list of consumer and commercial appliances sold or installed in the state.
The energy efficiency standards are generally based on either a state standard or a combination of federal Energy Star specifications, state standards and industry standards.
To see how the legislation will impact the RV industry, visit www.rvia.org.