CEA Blasts Set Top Box Energy Regulations
The Consumer Electronics Association this week had harsh words for a government effort to regulate a test procedure for set-top boxes. The Department of Energy released the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking earlier this week.
"DOE’s rulemaking for set-top boxes is wasteful and unnecessary in light of industry leadership and accomplishment on energy efficiency in this product category," CEA's Doug Johnson said as part of the announcement.
“Instead of reinventing the wheel with its own test procedure, DOE should defer to the existing consensus process, where interested industry and non-industry stakeholders are completing the test procedure known as CEA-2043 which properly constitutes the United States testing standard for measuring power consumption in set-top boxes."