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Posts Tagged ‘TVs’

TVs Get Energized

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

That familiar, big, yellow, energy guide label that comes with all your appliances will now be found in your upcoming television purchases.  Recently, the Federal Trade Commission ruled that all television sets manufactured after May 10th, 2011 must include the EnergyGuide label.

This new ruling will allow consumers to get a better picture of the yearly energy consumption of any particular model.  Those that are environmentally conscious will be able to make a decision by comparing different models and their required energy ratings.

This new ruling is based on the various amounts of energy consumption each television uses.  Years ago all televisions typically shared the same amount.  Now, with the development of TVs like Plasmas, LCDs and LED TVs, energy rates vary.  The FTC hopes these labels will better inform consumers when making their purchases.

-Nick E.

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.