Category: Advocacy

Did you know that there are over 10,000 bills introduced in a two-year Congressional session? In this whirlwind of policy ideas, members of Congress and their staff find it nearly impossible to differentiate between what’s helpful and what’s harmful to the people they represent. They need a little help — and that’s where you come in.   Read full article

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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