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Posts Tagged ‘CEA’

From CES to You

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

The Abt team is hard at work in Las Vegas looking for the coolest gadgets at the International Consumer Electronics Show.

 

Jon Abt found the Sony dash™. It’s a personal internet viewer allowing users to watch different shows in the same room. dash™ has a 7” screen and is equipped with Slacker Radio. This ultra-portable device has built-in speakers, Wi-Fi, alarm clock, and night-mode. dash™ will retail for $199 when released in the Spring of 2010.

-Kelly B.

California… Trend setting?

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

 

Has energy efficiency become a nationwide trend? That seems to be the case. Every time I open the newspaper, go to a store and see all of the reusable bags, or read an article on the web, I see different agencies, consumers, and companies making green efforts.

Wednesday, California adopted new energy-efficiency rules for TVs smaller than 58 inches. Accounting for around 10% of the energy consumed in average homes, California was afraid that new LCD and Plasma TVs would use even more energy. California’s consumers purchase and own approximately four million of the almost 36 million TVs that have been shipped this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).

California’s new energy standard for TVs should cut energy consumption by 33% in the year 2011 and 50% in 2013. The California Energy Commission (CEC) said its actions should help the state save enough energy to power 864,000 single-family homes over 10 years. The commission also believes that the measures will save state consumers more than $8 billion over 10 years, which works out to nearly $20 a year per television in savings.

 

-Kelly B.