CEA Prepares California Counteroffensive
The Consumer Electronics Association this week will release a study meant to oppose a proposed regulation in California that would restrict energy usage by HDTVs.
The California Energy Commission, according to the Wall Street Journal, has proposed standards that would restrict 42-inch TVs to 183 watts or less by 2011, and 115.5 watts by 2013. This is meant to both save consumers money and ease strain on the state's electricity grid.
However, the study, which the CEA commissioned from consulting firm Resolution Economics LLC, will argue that the standards would not only not save consumers money, but would actually make things more expensive.