That's what the feds are committing with all the new "green energy" regulations that will affect everything from shower-heads to water heaters. Ben Lieberman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute has the details in this Fox News video. This is the kind of thing that underscores the insane growth of government power (particularly the executive power exercised by the bureaucracy).
CEI, incidentally, is fighting the good fight for common sense in the highly-charged world of environmental and climate change politics. Here's an interesting interview with founder, Fred Smith.