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Submission + - Energy Star Certifies 15 out of 20 Bogus Products (popularmechanics.com)

longacre writes: A Gasoline-Powered Alarm Clock was among 15 bogus products granted the coveted Energy Star seal of approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during a secret evaluation conducted by the Government Accountability Office. In addition, four fictional manufacturers run by fake people and marketed with crummy websites — Cool Rapport (HVAC equipment), Futurizon Solar Innovations (lighting), Spartan Digital Electronics, and Tropical Thunder Appliances — were granted Energy Star partnerships. The root of the problem: Manufacturers need only submit photos and not actual examples of their products, and they submit their own efficiency ratings, which are not independently verified by the EPA.
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Energy Star Certifies 15 out of 20 Bogus Products

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