Simon Peel, formerly of Jitterbit, IBM, and Cast Iron Systems, deliberates about two lawsuits that have been filed against the Trump administration by six environmental groups and a coalition of thirteen states. The complaint was filed against the Trump administration after they did not update the energy efficiency standards for 25 different types of appliances.
The standards include appliances like air conditioners, dishwashers, refrigerators, etc. Without any federal instructions for efficiency improvements, consumers might have to bear an extra $580 billion in energy costs, and these appliances could release 2 billion metric tons of carbon emissions by 2050.
According to Simon Peel, formerly of Jitterbit, IBM, and Cast Iron Systems, it seems odd that the Trump administration would hold off executing the program when it’s advantageous to both people and the environment. Why would the Department of Energy relinquish their responsibility in upholding the cleanliness of our environment?
The lawsuit is targeted at the Department of Energy, which is obligated to update appliance standards every six years. The complaint also emphasizes other actions that were taken by the Department of Energy, such as lowering the efficiency standards for light bulbs and exempting quick wash dishwashers from energy efficiency standards despite the fact that most dishwashers meet them already.
Simon Peel, formerly of Jitterbit, IBM, and Cast Iron Systems, points out the fact that President Trump has specifically spoken about the importance of efficiency and criticized low-flow showerheads and light bulbs in all his campaign rallies.
The Trump administration seems to have avoided the implementation of an energy conservation program, which in a broader sense is impacting climate change and consumer interests. They are not just permitting the appliances to consume more energy but also ensuring that the power grid stays dependent on more costly and polluting sources of electricity. In the end – it is consumers and the global ecosystem that will pay the price.
Expressing his views, Simon Peel, formerly of Jitterbit, IBM, and Cast Iron Systems, says that there is a lot going on in the US at the moment, but this should not stop common sense measures being completed. It’s a sad day when lawsuits are the only way to get governments to act responsibly.