Energy Policy Act of 2005

Law:

Pub. L. No. 109-58, 119 Stat. 594, codified in relevant part primarily at 42 U.S.C. §§ 6294, 7545, 16471

Under this Act, the Commission is required to: (a) issue regulations for energy efficiency labeling of a number of household appliances and plumbing fixtures, if specified conditions are met (Section 137, 42 U.S.C. § 6294); and (b) submit to Congress an annual market concentration analysis of the ethanol production industry to determine whether there is sufficient competition among industry participants to avoid anticompetitive behavior (Section 1501, 42 U.S.C. § 7545). The Commission may issue rules on consumer privacy, change of service provider, and sale of goods and services regarding consumers of electricity (Section 1287, 42 U.S.C. § 16471). Pursuant to Section 1815 of this Act, the Commission participates in an inter-agency task force on electric industry competition.