California approves new standards on energy-hungry TVs

November 19, 2009 at 10:10 AM Leave a comment

The California Energy Commission voted 5-0 in favor of the nation’s first efficiency regulations for televisions of up to 58 inches sold in the state. These regulations will take effect starting January 1, 2011.

New California standards for TVs, which take effect Jan. 1, 2011, are similar to those imposed on refrigerators, air conditioners and dozens of other household appliances since the 1970s. The tightened standards do not apply to any of the approximately 35 million television sets currently in use. Above, TVs for sale at a Costco in San Francisco.

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