A state law recently passed by New York, U.S. Gov. George Pataki should save each citizen U.S. $13 in electricity costs every year by 2011, according to a state lobbying group.
The Appliance and Equipment Energy Efficiency Standards Act of 2005 will set higher standards for 14 categories of products sold in the state and will take effect in June 2006.
New standards would require some electronic products to use electricity more efficiently and also includes ceiling fans, washers, refrigerators, freezers, and other household electronics.
The bill said the amount of energy saved in the state would be 2,096 GW hours -- the equivalent to power 350,000 homes. (Oneonta Daily Star)
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