Retailers, CEA Shrug Off California TV Concessions
Yes, the California Energy Commission (CEC) has for now exempted larger screen televisions, sizes 58-inches and up, from its proposed TV energy efficiency regulation, but retailers and the Consumer Electronics Association are not impressed by the concession.
CEA and a coalition of retailers and trade associations called Californians for Smart Energy still maintain the CEC's attempt to regulate TV energy efficiency is a misguided effort that will limit consumer choice, hurt retail sales and state sales tax revenues, destroy jobs, and stifle innovation.
The CEC will hold a hearing on its new draft of the rules on Oct. 13. A legislative hearing to review the potential economic harm of the rules is slated for Oct. 14th. Final adoption for the rules is slated for a CEC hearing in November.