Tuesday, October 20, 2009

California poised to ban big screen TVs November 4th.

I do not necessarily agree with this, just something that arrived in my in box.
I think setting power consumption standards is actually a good thing. Don't know what levels they are actually talking about.

from The Innovation Movement <imovement@ce.org>
to John Sokol 
date Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 2:08 PM

California poised to ban big screen TVs November 4th.
Make your voice heard! Take Action!
On November 4, the California Energy Commission (CEC) is set to pass new regulations that will limit the sale of big screen TVs in California by requiring that the products meet an arbitrary energy use limit. The CEC's regulation would effectively ban the sale of 25 percent of current big screen TV models and later, 100 percent of plasma TVs larger than 60 inches.

For less than the amount of energy of two light bulbs-- which is typical of today's TVs -- the CEC wants to decrease consumer choice, destroy jobs, and stifle innovation. There are alternatives to these regulations that will achieve the same or better energy savings without the added costs to the California economy.  We encourage you to learn more, and then tell the CEC that you don't want state regulators to decide what TV you can buy! Thank you in advance for your willingness to get involved.

Find more information on:
Facebook: Californians-for-Smart-Energy

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