June 17, 2024

Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA)

Federal Lawsuit Challenges New York State Natural Gas Ban
The suit says New York's ban is preempted by federal law, seeking to apply the precedent from the Ninth Circuit's decision overturning Berkeley Calif.'s ban.
Court Sends DOE Back to the Drawing Board on Boiler Efficiency Rule
An appeals court sent DOE back to the drawing board on an efficiency rule for commercial boilers after complaints the agency failed to comply with the Administrative Procedure Act.
Berkeley Seeks Rehearing of Gas Ban Reversal
The city of Berkeley asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for an en banc rehearing of a decision to overturn its nation-leading ban on natural gas hookups.
Impact of Berkeley Gas Ruling Debated
A court ruling voiding Berkeley's ban on natural gas in new buildings could have national impact, but it doesn’t prevent all efforts to electrify buildings.
Industrial Steam Boiler Corp.
DC Circuit Rebuffs DOE on Boiler Efficiency Rule
DOE must provide better justification for its energy efficiency standards on commercial boilers, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

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