Americans Rally to Save ENERGY STAR as Change.org Petition Passes 15,000 Signatures
Signatures on a Change.org petition launched by the Coalition for Home Energy Efficiency surpassed the 15,000 mark in under one week as consumers rallied around the call the Save ENERGY STAR.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 — Signatures on a Change.org petition launched by the Coalition for Home Energy Efficiency surpassed the 15,000 mark in under one week as consumers rallied around the call the Save ENERGY STAR. Pocket-book issues dominated consumer concerns about a new proposal in Washington to revamp standards for ENERGY STAR windows and skylights among the signers who commented on the petition.
“Energy improvements should be available to everyone, not the 1%,” said a supporter from Boulder, CO., a part of the country in which the Washington proposal would be most harmful to consumers.
Business owners also signed on to the petition, noting that the proposal could cost jobs and make it difficult to produce ENERGY STAR windows that are cost-effective for the average consumer. One Philadelphia manufacturer warns that the proposal “would threaten the 300 jobs I provide and also would raise the price I would have to sell my products for significantly.” He added that it would be an “injustice to my employees and [in] the end consumers.”
Last week, a bipartisan group of members of Congress called on the Obama Administration to address these and other concerns about the direction in which the ENERGY STAR program is heading. The lawmakers sought assurance that ENERGY STAR products will remain accessible to average consumers.
The Coalition for Home Energy Efficiency is a coalition of citizens, manufacturers, and retailers who are fighting to preserve and protect the ENERGY STAR program and the success it has achieved over twenty years in environmental protection and consumer savings. Learn more at: CoalitionforEnergyEfficiency.org.
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