Category: Advocacy

 

MORE INFO For additional questions, reach out to Alex Ayers at aayers@hardinet.org or Palmer Schoening at pschoening@hardinet.org.

Rhode Island law sets performance requirements for mercury thermostat recycling. Failure to achieve these requirements gives the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) authority to modify the collection program.   Modifications could include requiring wholesalers to implement an administratively complex and cumbersome “bounty” program on behalf of the manufacturers who initially made and sold the devices.  HARDI members’ support of the Thermostat Recycling Corporation’s (TRC) program is essential to avoid complicating what is currently…

Go to article >>   Arlington, Va. — The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) reacted with optimism today at the announcement that President-elect Donald J. Trump intends to nominate former Texas Governor Rick Perry to lead the Department of Energy (DOE). While AHRI has a good working relationship with DOE, the past several years have been challenging for manufacturers, which have had to contend with a large number of increasingly stringent energy efficiency standards…

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