NAMA Submits Comments For Beverage Machine DOE Rulemaking

Eric Dell, NAMA’s senior vice president, government affairs, recently submitted comments on behalf of the association to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) regarding the 2013 rulemaking framework for refrigerated bottled or canned beverage machines.

The DOE is reviewing and updating energy conservation standards, as required by the energy policy and conservation act to reflect advances in technology. DOE may also develop and issue standards for covered equipment classes for which no standards currently exist.

According to the DOE, all new and amended standards must be technologically feasible and economically justified, given that this is the first review of energy conservation standards for refrigerated bottled or canned beverage vending machines.

“NAMA is pleased to submit our comments to the DOE regarding conservation standards.  As our members recognize, energy issues are important to our industry and the environment. Along with our coalition partners in vending machine manufacturing, we appreciate the continued opportunity to work with the department and welcome our work together moving forward,” said Dell, in a prepared statement. 

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