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Analysis Shows Flaws in DOE Justification for Furnace NOPR

(June 11, 2015) –The American Public Gas Association (APGA) has been working with the Gas Technology Institute—an independent technology organization—to conduct a thorough review of the Technical Support Document and the modeling that the Department of Energy (DOE) has used as a justification for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) released in March, which proposes to establish a 92 percent Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency standard for natural gas furnaces. This NOPR proposes to ban the sale of non-condensing furnaces in the United States and instead require only condensing furnaces, as they are the only type of furnace capable of meeting the higher efficiency standard

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