Skip to comments.With Trump’s planned rollback, it could soon cost more energy to wash Thanksgiving dishes
Posted on 11/28/2019 3:41:23 PM PST by simpson96
Energy Department wants to make dishwashers great again with faster-cleaning appliances
Peoples time is a nonrenewable resource.
Thats 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. Its not a small market: This year, there were nearly 9 million dishwashers sold in the U.S.
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Thanks but no BJs here. I just buy the large containers when they’re on sale elsewhere.
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.
I can laugh about it now...:o)
I have a new (this year) dishwasher, and Ill 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. Thats not nothing.
Lol. Good one.
Let's hope she doesn't have a relative who is a lawyer.
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.
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.
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