CAC’s Margie Alt Statement on DOE Refrigerator and Freezer Energy Efficiency Standard

December 29th, 2023

For Immediate Release


Contact: Catherine Gorman (708)334-4424 |

December 29th, 2023

President Biden and Secretary Granholm deserve great thanks for significant action to reduce climate pollution and save consumers billions of dollars.

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Climate Action Campaign Director Margie Alt in response to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) announcement of a final energy efficiency standard for refrigerators and freezers, which will save Americans up to $36.4 billion on energy and water bills and slash carbon pollution by as much as 101 million metric tons. This Department of Energy (DOE) finalization of the rule comprises the first update to standards for refrigerators and freezers in more than a decade.

“There’s nothing cooler than tackling the climate crisis. The new refrigerator and freezer energy efficiency standard will slash climate pollution while saving consumers billions in cold, hard cash on their energy and water bills. I want to thank President Biden and Secretary Granholm for making this important update to protect our climate and our wallets. We look forward to seeing additional Solutions for Pollution finalized.”

About the Climate Action Campaign

CAC is a vibrant coalition of dozens of major national environment, environmental justice, and public health groups, working together to drive ambitious, durable federal action based on science, to address the climate crisis. Our goal is to reduce climate pollution and accelerate the transition to clean energy in ways that support justice, jobs, health and economic opportunity for all.


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