How Bureaucrats Ruin Everything From Dishwashers To Gas Cans To Cars

Issues & Insights cites CEI’s recent petition for increased efficiency in dishwasher cycles.

The DOE was responding to a petition from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which found that average dishwasher cycle times climbed from just over an hour back in the mid 1980s to two-and-a-half hours today — with each increase in between the result of increasingly strict federal efficiency mandates.

“It is not technologically feasible to create dishwashers that both meet the current standards and have cycle times of one hour or less,” the petition stated.

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