Calif. Considers Strict Energy Standards for TVs

Utilities, environmentalists push for nation’s first energy caps on flat-screens.

Last Updated: October 13, 2009 @ 5:34 PM

California utilities and environmental groups Tuesday urged state energy regulators to ban the most power-hungry televisions from stores as a way to lower electricity demand.

A rule before the California Energy Commission would impose the nation’s first energy-efficiency requirements for flat-screen TVs, a mandatory standard that is expected to be copied by other states.

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