Ontario May Follow California’s Lead on TV Energy Efficiency
Following California’s decision earlier this week to require elevated energy efficiency standards for TVs, the Canadian province of Ontario is considering a similar move.
On Nov. 18, California became the first state in the country to institute its own standards on energy efficiency of televisions sold within its borders. New TVs sold there must show reduced electricity consumption of 33 percent by 2011 and 49 percent by 2013, reports the San Jose Mercury News.
Considering California’s status as a bellwether state, some pundits expect other states and possibly even the federal government to follow suit. Already, the EPA has unveiled new standards for TVs to attain Energy Star status.
Just days after California’s big announcement, Ontario is considering tougher rules on energy efficiency for flat-screen TVs, reports The Star.
A New Democratic Party official hailed the tougher rules as overdue.
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