Energy Labels for TVs Coming in 2011
The U.S. government will require EnergyGuide labeling of all new TVs beginning next year, the Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday.
The new rules will apply to all TVs manufactured after May 10, 2011.
“Unlike many years ago, before flat screens and plasma, today’s televisions vary widely in the amount of energy they use,” FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said as part of the commission's announcement. “By comparing information on the EnergyGuide labels, consumers will be able to make better-informed decisions about which model they choose to buy, based on how much it costs to operate per year.”