An obscure new rule on microwaves can tell us a lot about Obama’s climate policies

June 6, 2013 11:25 AM

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What does zapping a frozen burrito in the microwave have to do with tackling climate change? Quite a bit, it turns out.

Last week, the Department of Energy announced a little-noticed update to its energy-efficiency standards for microwaves, requiring newer models to use less power in stand-by mode.

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