EPA awards Energy Star to 15 of 20 fictitious programs
Tax money well spent. This is government regulation in a nutshell. Without proper cost accounting, which can only happen in a competitive market with property rights, fraud and incompetence reign.
Nobody ever says, "I want to be a regulator when I grow up!"
David in Qatar
Fake Products and Companies Certified by Energy Star
The Government Accountability Office Punk'd Energy Star recently by submitting fake products and companies for certification. The Environmental Protection Agency's arbiters of efficiency standards rubber-stamped 15 out of 20 bogus products and a handful of fake firms became Energy Star Partners. Here are three of our favorite fabrications.
ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.