The Impact of Refrigerator Standards on U.S. Households

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The Impact of Refrigerator Standards on U.S. Households

Appliance standards have long been a contentious issue in American culture, but they have become more so recently with the so-called culture wars (Hoffman, 2012). In this article, we explore some of the issues surrounding appliance ...

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If a Spare Fridge Is Running, Edison Wants to Catch It

Author: Ted Rieger
January 01, 1995

In what's believed to be the largest program of its kind, Southern California Edison has caught and stopped 47,000 running refrigerators as of October 1994. [continue reading]

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Annals of Energy Auditing: The Case of the Refrigerator with Rounded Corners

Author: Alan Meier
January 01, 1995

My telephone doesn't ring that often. Face it, people just don't need the services of an expert on energy use of refrigerators every day or every week, for that matter. [continue reading]

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Do Refrigerator Thermostat 'Setups' Save Energy?

Author: Alan Meier
May 01, 1994

In its February 1994 issue, Consumer Reports described tests performed on a collection of upscale refrigerators. One feature tested was energy use. [continue reading]

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Whirlpool Wins

Author: Cyril Penn
September 01, 1993

Whirlpool Corporation has been named the winner of the much talked about Super Efficient Refrigerator Program (SERP) contest. [continue reading]

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Super-Efficient Refrigerator Finalists

Author: Cyril Penn
March 01, 1993

The Super-Efficient Refrigerator Program (SERP), has named Frigidaire Co. and Whirlpool Corp. as the two finalists who will compete in the much publicized $30 million race to manufacture the fridge of the future, a chlorofluorocarbon-free "super-efficient" model. [continue reading]

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More Efficient Refrigerators in Thailand

March 01, 1993

In a far corner of the Bangkok office of the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC) sits the most energy-efficient refrigerator for its size class in Southeast Asia. [continue reading]

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NEW STANDARDS BEGIN, BUT WILL REBATES CONTINUE?

Author: John Morrill
January 01, 1993

Once the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act put minimum efficiency standards for refrigerators into effect in 1990, some utilities discontinued rebates, figuring the standards raised refrigerator efficiencies so high that paying for further improvements with rebates would not be cost-effective for conserving energy. [continue reading]

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ELIMINATING CFCS WITHOUT REGRETS

January 01, 1993

All else being equal, getting rid of ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) will make refrigerators use more energy, while the federal appliance standards demand improved efficiency. [continue reading]

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