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With Trumpís 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at marketwatch.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: dishwashers; fakenews; obamalegacy; trumpwinsagain
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1 posted on 11/28/2019 3:41:23 PM PST by simpson96
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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


2 posted on 11/28/2019 3:44:57 PM PST by Trump.Deplorable
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To: simpson96

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.


3 posted on 11/28/2019 3:47:02 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: simpson96

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.


4 posted on 11/28/2019 3:47:34 PM PST by be-baw
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To: simpson96

I see no reason why a dishwasher in the 21st century cannot be as fast as a General Electric or Kenmore in 1975.


5 posted on 11/28/2019 3:47:58 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Trump.Deplorable
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

My father bought my mother a dishwasher the day after I moved away to college.

6 posted on 11/28/2019 3:48:28 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: simpson96

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.


7 posted on 11/28/2019 3:49:40 PM PST by Viking2002 (..........and Epstein didn't kill himself. Yeah, I went there.)
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To: simpson96

paper plates


8 posted on 11/28/2019 3:49:56 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: simpson96

Literally no one not a Climate hysteric cares.


9 posted on 11/28/2019 3:50:13 PM PST by MNJohnnie (They would have to abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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To: simpson96

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!


10 posted on 11/28/2019 3:51:13 PM PST by daniel1212 ( Trust the risen Lord Jesus to save you as a damned and destitute sinner + be baptized + follow Him)
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To: simpson96

Awesome!!! I miss having dishwashers and clothes washing machines that actually freaking work!


11 posted on 11/28/2019 3:51:41 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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Is it the dishwasher or the soap which had a vital ingredient removed by regulation?


12 posted on 11/28/2019 3:52:18 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: be-baw

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.


13 posted on 11/28/2019 3:53:03 PM PST by wally_bert (Your methods were a little incomplete, you too for that matter.)
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To: PIF

“Is it the dishwasher or the soap which had a vital ingredient removed by regulation?”

The soap


14 posted on 11/28/2019 3:54:58 PM PST by Fai Mao (There is no rule of law in the US until The PIAPS is executed.)
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To: wally_bert

I could use one or two. Too bad you’re so far away. I’d pay ya.


15 posted on 11/28/2019 3:55:59 PM PST by be-baw
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To: wally_bert

On second thought, I’m not sure a commercial toilet would fit well in my very small bathroom.


16 posted on 11/28/2019 3:57:01 PM PST by be-baw
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To: simpson96

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.


17 posted on 11/28/2019 3:57:14 PM PST by daniel1212 ( Trust the risen Lord Jesus to save you as a damned and destitute sinner + be baptized + follow Him)
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To: be-baw

I wish our apt. had a wall urinal besides the toilet. As well as a fireman’s pole to get downstairs quickly!


18 posted on 11/28/2019 3:59:48 PM PST by daniel1212 ( Trust the risen Lord Jesus to save you as a damned and destitute sinner + be baptized + follow Him)
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To: be-baw

They look like ones seen in homes.


19 posted on 11/28/2019 4:02:02 PM PST by wally_bert (Your methods were a little incomplete, you too for that matter.)
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To: cloudmountain

“My father bought my mother a dishwasher the day after I moved away to college.”

LOL, I’m guessing you always washed the dishes?


20 posted on 11/28/2019 4:02:38 PM PST by simpson96
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