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senate Bill S. 190

Extending an Exemption For Smoke Alarms and Similar Safety Devices From Energy Conservation Standards

Argument in favor

The exemption from energy conservation regulations for smoke alarms and other life saving devices should continue so there’s no disruption while the Dept. of Energy spends an extra few years working out the standards.

AlecBurch's Opinion
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10/08/2017
It is very important for us to switch to clean and conservative energy, however when it comes to safety devices like this that use a very small amount of power and save lives it is more important that they can remain operational. Push back the deadline, as long as it’s met, but in the meantime focus on other big picture energy conservation efforts.
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Mart's Opinion
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10/08/2017
This is not a government function. Let the consumer and seller decide.
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Elmer's Opinion
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10/08/2017
I believe the amount of energy these devices consume is very minuscule as it is.
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Argument opposed

The exemption from energy conservation regulations for smoke alarms and other life saving devices should be allowed to lapse. Spending more time developing standards won’t be beneficial.

idaxion's Opinion
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10/08/2017
How long has energy conservation been a topic and focus of the electronics industry. They have had enough time but have not chosen to focus on doing anything. I can guarantee they will meet the standards. Why? Because if they don’t then they won’t be able to sell them, which means another company will come behind them and provide a product that meets the needs of the market AND the legislation.
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Anthony's Opinion
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10/08/2017
The private sector has to get on board with resource efficient technology - it's not happening voluntarily, so we have to provide incentive.
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singinghawk926's Opinion
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10/08/2017
I object to lowering energy efficiency standards on principle, whatever they apply to!
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    It is very important for us to switch to clean and conservative energy, however when it comes to safety devices like this that use a very small amount of power and save lives it is more important that they can remain operational. Push back the deadline, as long as it’s met, but in the meantime focus on other big picture energy conservation efforts.
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    How long has energy conservation been a topic and focus of the electronics industry. They have had enough time but have not chosen to focus on doing anything. I can guarantee they will meet the standards. Why? Because if they don’t then they won’t be able to sell them, which means another company will come behind them and provide a product that meets the needs of the market AND the legislation.
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    This is not a government function. Let the consumer and seller decide.
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    I believe the amount of energy these devices consume is very minuscule as it is.
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    The private sector has to get on board with resource efficient technology - it's not happening voluntarily, so we have to provide incentive.
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    These devices save lives and its important that they be operational until congress and energy services can work out a longterm solution.
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    I object to lowering energy efficiency standards on principle, whatever they apply to!
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    Less Government regulation the better... let the electronics people who help to save lives do what they do...
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    This would cost very little to us, plus, smoke alarms do not use too much energy, which is all worth the tiny cost for a device that saves lives.
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    They have had plenty of time to do this, and the only reason they haven’t is because they haven’t had to. Give them a real deadline, stick to it, and it will get done. The technology is available they just have to put the resources into doing it. Since the technology is available and safety will not be compromised, then our environment deserves to be made a priority. We only have one planet, so we need to take care of it.
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    Leave the free market alone. Govt. exists to protect property rights and enforce the law. Not to tell me how much power my smoke detector can use.
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    This is a question not a comment: What are the challenges for improving energy conservation standards for these devices and why does the industry need 6 more years to prepare?
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    Most safety devices like smoke or carbon dioxide detectors use batteries, but some do use standard household current. Let’s not burn the bridges if Government Standards outrun technology.
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    We need to move forward in our energy efficiency in this country. There is a downward shift is many aspects that’s holding us back. While this is a very small change, it’s part of the bigger picture.
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    Clean energy is a key thing for us to look to. The devices will still work and be cleaner in the end. To those who feel is may endanger the consumer, the simple fix is to buy the better product
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    Why is this administration constantly trying to push America backwards?
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    We have to look towards inner cities that depend on their local governments to supply them. This would make them obsolete and become even more difficult for lower income housing to transfer over.
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    This argument is ridiculous! A waste of time.
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    It should be extended, the regulations still aren’t set and the manufacturers need time to adapt to the new standards for a perfect device, lives are depending on them. Besides most of the devices we’re talking about use very little energy, so it’s not that of an emergency to rush it.
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    you make it absolutely impossible to understand what it is that you want to do. The language is confusing and it really seems like we pay you huge sums of money to sit around making bills and changing to justify your existence in the government. I would be glad to say yay or nay if I understood what it was I am agreeing or not agree to
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