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U.S. EPA recognizes Samsung, LG

Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their energy conservation efforts.

The two companies said yesterday they were honored for Sustained Excellence at the 2014 Energy Star Awards.

Administered by the EPA since 1992, Energy Star assesses environmental efforts by about 20,000 corporations, organizations and regional governments.

Samsung has won the award for the second year in a row, and it was the first time for LG. The Sustained Excellence awards are given only to participants that have previously won at least two Partner of the Year honors in the Energy Star Awards.

Samsung was a Partner of the Year in 2011-2, and LG received the honor in 2012-3.

The two companies also received Climate Communications Awards, newly created by the EPA, which they said recognizes efforts to provide customers with information regarding energy-efficient products.

Ten EPA partners received the Climate Communications Award this year. Last year, Samsung earned Energy Star licenses for a total of 1,176 products and LG for 491 products for items sold in North America.

BY moon gwang-lip [joe@joongang.co.kr]

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