16 CFR Part 305, Energy And Water Use Labeling For Consumer Products Under The Energy Policy And Conservation Act ("Energy Labeling Rule"), Matter No. R611004
I support this proposed rule by the FTC on Energy Labeling. The reasoning for my support is due to me being a consumer of these types of electronic appliances on a day to day basis as well as being the person who pays the electricity bill for my household every month. With seeing the average electricity cost increase by 4% every year over the past decade, the priority of how much I spend on certain things is important to me. With the growing trend of energy efficiency it only makes sense to fully disclose all the product info of electronic appliances just as you would fully disclose what type of ingredients are used in the food products you buy. We as a consumer have the right to know what we are consuming and how much of it we consume. With the ever growing advances of technologies and varieties of those technologies keeping up with labels and the consistency of the ways these products are tested only makes sense to have all this information disclosed to one database so we don't have conflicting reports or labels. Making the changes for fans to have the same type of energy cost labels per year is another thing that make sense. This again is to have consistency for the consumer so that way the consumer can make an informed decision on what they buy before they buy it.