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With Trump’s planned rollback, it could soon cost more energy to wash Thanksgiving dishes
Market Watch ^ | 11/27/2019 | Rachel Koning Beals

Posted on 11/28/2019 3:41:23 PM PST by simpson96

Energy Department wants to ‘make dishwashers great again’ with faster-cleaning appliances

“People’s time is a nonrenewable resource.”

That’s the argument pushed by the Trump administration as it moves to roll back energy-efficiency requirements that slowed down dishwashers and other household appliances, according to one Energy Department official quoted this fall when the proposal was open to response.

The department has now said it will move ahead with the rule-making change that came about with prodding by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, known for its activism refuting climate-change statistics. The group supports a new class of “fast dishwashers” that can complete a cycle in an hour or less.

Other groups had chimed in, too.

“Dishwashers used to clean a full load of filthy dishes in under an hour. But now they take an average of two and a half hours and STILL leave dishes dirty!” reads one online petition to push the energy department to action. It was promoted by FreedomWorks, a libertarian arm of a group co-founded by the Koch brothers. The petition, titled “Make Dishwashers Great Again,” is just one part of a broad campaign coordinated by conservative organizations, some with ties, like the Kochs, to fossil-fuel companies.

The rule would exempt new dishwashers from the prior energy-efficiency standards. It’s not a small market: This year, there were nearly 9 million dishwashers sold in the U.S.

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KEYWORDS: dishwashers; fakenews; obamalegacy; trumpwinsagain
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To: Sacajaweau

Thanks but no BJs here. I just buy the large containers when they’re on sale elsewhere.

101 posted on 11/29/2019 8:01:48 AM PST by sheana
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To: Dr. Sivana

Can’t argue there - we don’t find it inconvenient to have to wait on the dishwasher - since it’s so quiet, we can run it at night and use the special dry option so they are pristine and ready the next morning...
We adjust our toilets for a full flush - as long as you don’t have one of those dinky tanks, there are fillers that allow for enough water to be effective.
I also removed the limiters from our shower heads so we get good pressure for showers.

102 posted on 11/29/2019 8:05:01 AM PST by trebb (Don't howl about illegal leeches, or Trump in general, while not donating to FR - it's hypocritical.)
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To: Vendome

I can laugh about it now...:o)

103 posted on 11/29/2019 3:13:34 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Dr. Sivana

I have a new (this year) dishwasher, and I’ll say nothing in favor of the requirements to make dishwashers use less power. But I WILL say that our new dishwasher is that quiet that you have to look at the indicator to see if it is running. That’s not nothing.

104 posted on 11/29/2019 3:30:47 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (Socialism is cynicism directed towards society and - correspondingly - naivete towards government.)
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To: Scarpetta
What do you do when the dishwasher doesn’t work? Kick her in the ass.

Lol. Good one.

Let's hope she doesn't have a relative who is a lawyer.

105 posted on 11/29/2019 3:53:55 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

I rather have a noisy dishwasher that actually washes dishes with plenty of hot water, than these new ones that reuse and filter the water, and use major detergents to get the dishes clean.

106 posted on 11/29/2019 4:07:30 PM PST by Chickensoup (Voter ID for 2020!! Leftists totalitarian fascists appear to be planning to eradicate conservatives)
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To: simpson96

Low flow toilets have got to “go” pun intended.
The market will decide what is best in cases of dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers etc. Get gov’t out.

107 posted on 11/30/2019 1:45:43 AM PST by minnesota_bound (homeless guy. He just has more money....)
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