Today, the Department of Energy issued a request for information to help it improve its energy efficiency certification and enforcement regulations. In its new Request for Information Regarding Revising the Energy Efficiency Certification and Enforcement Regulations (“RFI”), the Department seeks comment on how to strengthen DOE’s energy efficiency regulations to encourage compliance and prevent manufacturers who break the law from having a competitive advantage over those that adhere to the rules. The RFI seeks comment along three broad conceptual lines, covering certification, enforcement testing and adjudication, and verification testing. “This is the next step in the Department’s efforts to make sure that our energy efficiency rules are rigorously and fairly enforced in order to save both energy and money for American consumers,” said DOE General Counsel Scott Blake Harris. The entire RFI can be viewed here.