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The U.S. government, criticized for lax scrutiny of Energy Star products, has announced it will further tighten its certification rules. Prior to using the Energy Star label, the U.S. stamp of approval for energy efficiency, companies will now have to submit complete lab reports and results about their products to the Environmental Protection Agency, according to the announcement Wednesday. EPA will no longer rely on an automated approval process. (more)