Rachael Wilfong writes in The Daily Signal about the flaws of increasing energy-efficiency mandates for dishwashers.
- The Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed a rule that would mandate tougher energy efficiency standards for dishwashers.
- DOE estimates that if this rule were finalized it would increase the price and installation costs of dishwashers by $8,000 per year, while saving individuals only $17 annually (less than $1.50 per month) through reduced energy costs.
- Some manufacturers have warned that these new mandates would lead to dishwashers being unable to clean or dry dishes efficiently.
- As is the case in the gas stove debates, consumer choice, not government mandates, should dictate what appliances are used in kitchens across the country.
Read the full article here.