Dishwasher Industry Not Happy With Obama Climate Change Regs

Yes, this is all about “climate change”

(The Hill)  Companies that make dishwashers are warning that the Obama administration’s latest efficiency standards for their industry would backfire.

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers is accusing the Department of Energy (DOE) of a politically motivated drive to increase dishwasher efficiency, which are so bad that they would cause consumers to re-wash dishes, erasing any efficiency gains.

Some of the group’s members, which include companies like GE Appliances & Lighting and Whirlpool Corp., tweaked their models to comply with the DOE’s December proposal to ratchet up standards.

They then ran standard tests with food stuck to dishes.

“They found some stuff that was pretty disgusting,” McAver said.

The road to hell is paved with Progressive (nice fascist) good intentions, as the saying goes

When it released the proposal in December, DOE estimated that it would save 240 billion gallons over a 30-year period and reduce energy consumption by 12 percent. That would shave $2 billion of consumers’ utility bills, the agency said.

It would also reduce the output of air pollutants that are common in the power generation sector, including carbon dioxide, methane, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and mercury. The carbon savings alone would bring billions of dollars in environmental benefits, the administration argued.

Even the water savings part is about Hotcoldwetdry. Yet another Big Government control policy that has unintended consequences.

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4 Responses to “Dishwasher Industry Not Happy With Obama Climate Change Regs”

  1. david7134 says:

    The government is really good at changing appliances. With the reduction in water in my toilet, I now have to flush at least three times to achieve the same result as one flush with the old style, my plumber tells me this is typical. Then with the new HD washers, you don’t get clean clothes and you have to flush the scum from the system every other day. My wife feels that we use at least three times as much water as we did with the older style.
    The list can go on, every time the government touches something, the situation becomes worse.

  2. Blick says:

    There are not enough numbers to calculate an annual savings per household. But those numbers feel too small given the population and 30 years payback.

    If power plants are already in compliance with existing regs then the toxicity levels are already very low. The marginal increment of improvement has little benefit to health, savings and a huge cost.

  3. John says:

    So sorry you had to mention your personal problems with your floating turds
    Perhaps instead of consulting a plumber you should be speaking with a dietician or doctor
    Low flow toilets have been around since 1994 and the problems with the early midels have been eliminated. Maybe you should consider replacing it yourself it is quite an easy job
    Most people do not have this problem
    No industry wants to change and they all whine remember when the auto industry was forced to ho to no lead gasoline? They adapted. Dishwashers will too. Already many of the European midels like Bosch meet the new standards

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