Energy Star Program Revamped

After coming under fire recently for anointing fake products with Energy Star labels, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans Wednesday to strengthen the certification process.

Previously the EPA and DOE relied on an automated system to certify products as energy efficient. Manufacturers must now submit a full battery of lab reports for individual EPA review. The EPA said it will begin accepting new Energy Star applications by the end of the week.

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