The US President has waged a war against energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs, washing machines, boilers, cars – and now even showerheads, writes Andrew Warren. US President Donald Trump has spent much of his first four years in office seeking to reduce established energy efficiency standards for many familiar items, from lightbulbs, clothes washers and dryers, to boilers, cars, vans and trucks. America is currently recording the highest numbers of Covid-19 victims in the world. Even so, in the midst of this pandemic, the US government is following up on Trump’s campaign pledge to get “rid of the restrictors” on showerheads. This is just part of his repeated false complaint that toilets, taps, and other household fixtures have all been ruined by energy efficiency standards. The new rules will permit the reintroduction of showerheads that waste enormous amounts of water and energy, increasing utility bills and greenhouse gas emissions.
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