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EPA unveils first Energy Star label for clothes dryers
A 20 percent reduction in energy use could lead to $1.5 billion in savings and 22 billion fewer pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the first-ever Energy Star label for clothes dryers. If all residential clothes dryers sold in the U.S. meet these new requirements, the utility cost savings will grow to more than $1.5 billion each year, and more than 22 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented, the agency says. Energy Star dryers will use about 20 percent less energy than what is required by the minimum efficiency standards effective in 2015.
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