CEA, AHAM Officials Testify
The top tech policy official with the Consumer Technology Association told a Congressional committee Monday that new legislation mandating energy efficiency should be passed at the national level, the industry group said.
Testifying before a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, CEA Senior Director of Technology Policy and International Affairs Doug Johnson praised http://www.energystar.gov/>Energy Star, an EPA and Department of Energy-connected voluntary program that encourages CE companies to behave in an environmentally friendly manner. Johnson also expressed concern about varying state laws that govern the use of external power supplies. The hearings, held under the auspices of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, were given the title “Achieving- At Long Last- Appliance Efficiency Standards.”
CEA said last month that it mostly supports the Energy Efficiency Promotion Act of 2007, which was discussed during the hearing. However, the group expressed concern with the way certain provisions of the legislation would undercut federal preemption authority.