Skip to comments.With Trumpís 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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I was thinking of replacing my dishwasher, I think I will wait until the new Trump rules would allow them to be better at what they do
Idiots that don’t understand they’re paying for KWHs and not KWs won’t understand LOL!
BTW, I’m shopping for a WH and facing the huge increase in their prices caused by government regulation.
I want to go back to high flow, high pressure shower heads, sink faucets and toilets the way they used to be. Unfortunately I don’t see that happening.
I see no reason why a dishwasher in the 21st century cannot be as fast as a General Electric or Kenmore in 1975.
My father bought my mother a dishwasher the day after I moved away to college.
Someone’s always gotta try to take the piss out of traditionalists during the holidays. I’ll bet Rachel Koning Beals is a four star buzzkill as a dinner guest.
Literally no one not a Climate hysteric cares.
I used to use an GE model that had a bad “head,” and so I bypassed it with my own switches. It would agitate or spin as until I switched it. Got clothes clean and quite dry, which is what I wanted. Esp. when I forgot it for a while!
Awesome!!! I miss having dishwashers and clothes washing machines that actually freaking work!
Is it the dishwasher or the soap which had a vital ingredient removed by regulation?
The building I use for a makeshift garage has about 10 toilets left over from the 80s collecting dust.
Those were left over from a commercial property fix up about 20 years ago.
I’d like to toss them.
“Is it the dishwasher or the soap which had a vital ingredient removed by regulation?”
I could use one or two. Too bad you’re so far away. I’d pay ya.
On second thought, I’m not sure a commercial toilet would fit well in my very small bathroom.
New building flat roof apt. construction should be built so to pipe rainwater from the roof to a filtered basement storage tank to be piped over to the laundry room.
I wish our apt. had a wall urinal besides the toilet. As well as a fireman’s pole to get downstairs quickly!
They look like ones seen in homes.
“My father bought my mother a dishwasher the day after I moved away to college.”
LOL, I’m guessing you always washed the dishes?
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