Coalition Formed Against California TV Regulation
A widespread coalition of businesses and industry groups have joined forces to fight energy regulations on televisions that have been proposed in California. The groups have formed a group called Californians for Smart Energy, in order to oppose electricity limits proposed earlier this year by the California Energy Commission.
The regulation, first proposed in January, would begin enforcing limits on the amount of energy emitted by TVs starting in 2011, with more stringent rules going into effect in 2013.
"This regulation is unnecessary because of the tremendous success of the federal government's existing Energy Star program, which encourages and advances energy efficiency in TVs and many other electronics," CEA's senior director of technology policy and international affairs, Doug Johnson, said as part of the announcement.