CEA Slams Calif. Decision on ‘Broken’ Energy Policies

Saying California has a “broken energy efficiency regulatory process,” the Consumer Electronics Association assailed a decision by the California State Senate to strike down Assembly Bill 1850.

That legislation would have provided oversight of the California Energy Commission (CEC), which has authority to regulate the energy efficiency of CE appliances – such as plasma TVs, on which the commission famously imposed harsh limitations in 2009. (CEA fought that battle, too.)

CEA VP of technology policy Doug Johnson says, “Reforms such as those outlined in AB 1850 are critical to ensuring a fair

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