Latest in Business

Image credit:

CEA rails on California's proposed TV energy standards, rings doomsday bell

Darren Murph
April 10, 2009
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Oh, brother -- you had to see this coming, didn't you? Soon after details of the California Energy Commission's proposed TV efficiency standards leaked out, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has fired back a shocking press release in order to sound the alarm and get people in opposition. According to its "research," setting arbitrary limits on television electricity usage will end up costing California $50 million annually in state tax revenue and will destroy some 4,600 jobs in the TV sales, distribution and installation business. In the CEA's eyes, this proposal "eliminates consumer choice and will remove 25 percent of televisions from the market." Naturally, all of these assertions pay no attention whatsoever to the environment, and while we won't bother with inserting any politics here, we'd advise hitting the read link just to see what blatant bias looks like in its purest form.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
A copy of ‘Super Mario Bros. 3’ sold for $156,000

A copy of ‘Super Mario Bros. 3’ sold for $156,000

View
How to make sense of Logitech's universal remote lineup

How to make sense of Logitech's universal remote lineup

View
Beloved RPG 'The World Ends With You' will get a sequel, 14 years later

Beloved RPG 'The World Ends With You' will get a sequel, 14 years later

View
The EPA confirms the 2021 Mustang Mach-E can run up to 300 miles

The EPA confirms the 2021 Mustang Mach-E can run up to 300 miles

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr