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Boiler Efficiency Rule Can Stay in Place Pending Federal Review

Jan. 18, 2022, 5:18 PM

The Energy Department is barred from imposing more stringent boiler efficiency standards without clear evidence that they’re feasible and will conserve energy, but the rule can stay in place pending further review, the D.C. Circuit said Tuesday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s decision in the consolidated cases came as a loss for industry groups that said they face significant disruption if the standards remain in effect.

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute; Spire Inc.; and American Public Gas Association said the department failed to meet the “clear and convincing evidence” requirement to show the ...

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