The Energy Department signaled Friday that it intends to order new efficiency standards for all computers and servers in the United States.

A pair of documents published in the Federal Register said DOE has “tentatively” ruled that a federal law borne in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis that’s designed to curtail consumer energy use also covers computer and servers.

The proposal is open for public comment until Aug. 12. DOE will then begin drafting the new rules if it decides to proceed with a final determination — a likely outcome given the pace of rules emerging on the heels of the climate change plan President Obama announced last month.

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