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Green News: Energy Star Program to Include Clothes Dryers

For the first time, the government's Energy Star Labeling system sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy for labeling the most energy-efficient products on the market; applies to a wide range of products, from computers and office equipment to refrigerators and air conditioners. program will include clothes dryers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced . Until now, the EPA's Energy Star program had excluded the appliances even though they use an estimated 6% of all residential energy. How come? The energy efficiency of different makes and models didn't vary appreciably. (For more information on this topic, see Alternatives to Clothes Dryers .) That appears to be changing, and the new specifications approved by the EPA will recognize electric, gas, and compact dryers that use approximately 20% less energy than required b...

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