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Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session


Posted: March 6, 2023 02:46 PM
From: Representative Jennifer O'Mara and Rep. Thomas L. Mehaffie, III
To: All House members
Subject: Appliance Energy Efficiency Standards – Former HB 1185

The cheapest, cleanest form of energy is the energy that we do not produce at all, which can be achieved simply by using energy efficient appliances. Adopting energy efficiency standards for appliances can play a critical role to help Pennsylvania tackle climate change, reduce air pollution, conserve our water resources, and save the Commonwealth’s consumers and businesses money on their utility bills. 

In honor of today’s World Energy Efficiency Day, we are announcing the reintroduction of legislation to set energy efficiency and water conservation standards for commercial and residential appliances sold in the Commonwealth. Research shows that these efficiency standards could reduce climate pollution by an estimated 356 tons, conserve over 6 billion gallons of water and save consumers approximately $248 million a year on their utility bills by 2030. Appliances that meet these standards are already on the market, competitively priced and available to Pennsylvania consumers and businesses today. 

Please join us in protecting the health, environment and pocketbooks of Pennsylvania’s residents and businesses by sponsoring this legislation. 


Introduced as HB1615