Cash for Plasmas? California Talks About Banning Energy Sucking TVs

Cash for Plasmas? California Talks About Banning Energy Sucking TVs

Sonia Zjawinski
Sep 2, 2009

As the U.S. aims to weed out energy and gas guzzlers, the California Energy Commission (CEC) plans to take a vote on a controversial requirement that would restrict the sale of inefficient TVs starting in 2011. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) opposes the mandate, saying that it would lead to the death of plasmas and large LCDs, but the CEC says it would save Californians between $18 to $30 per year per television in energy costs. Doesn't seem like that large of a savings to warrant the banning of certain electronics.

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