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July 7, 2012

On the Grapevine (July 7)

Under new rules announced by the Energy Department, front-loading clothes washers will use 15 percent less energy and 35 percent less water. Top-loading washers will use 33 percent less energy and 19 percent less water. Dishwashers also will have new energy-efficiency standards, saving 15 percent on energy and 20 percent on water.

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