A Bad Idea To Regulate TV Energy Efficiency

Apr 16th, 2010 | By | Category: Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency

Charles Rothenberger and Noah Horowitz [Opinion, April 10, “Standards Needed for Energy-Guzzling TVs“] ironically accuse the electronics industry of a “misinformation” campaign while they ignore facts that show heavy-handed government regulation is not an effective way to promote energy-efficient technology.

The average TV today uses less than two light bulbs’ worth of energy (is this true? And, what’s the average TV? Is the average TV one of these $2,998, 52-inch jobs you pick up at Costco?). Market-oriented programs like Energy Star have successfully reduced energy consumption of TVs and other electronics — 26.9 billion kilowatt hours of electricity were saved in 2008 alone.

via A Bad Idea To Regulate TV Energy Efficiency – Courant.com.

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