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Congress Weighs Product Energy, Features and Consumer Needs By Joseph M. McGuire America's home appliance and consumer electronics industry has a strong track record on energy efficiency. In fact, residential home appliance energy consumption today only accounts for 3 percent of the total U.S. energy consumption. These improvements have occurred while manufacturers continue to improve product performance, features and mobility, all while keeping consumer costs down. Despite these advances, in July, the House of Representatives passed a bill that contains, among other things, provisions for limiting the standby power consumption of electric products. Standby power is the energy that a

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