The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today applauded the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) announcement of an updated Energy Star specification for digital televisions (DTVs), a move CEA says will lead to further reductions in the amount of energy consumed by digital televisions.
"CEA and its members are proud to have worked directly with the EPA to develop a specification so new-generation televisions can bear the well-recognized Energy Star label," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. "The consumer electronics industry has been committed to Energy Star since its inception in 1992, and together we have developed market-oriented energy efficiency incentives covering major categories of consumer electronics."
The new specification, which addresses all digital television display technologies, will grant the Energy Star label only to the top 25-30% most energy efficient TV models. In addition, for the first time, the new Energy Star specification will take into account active mode or "on" mode power consumption in addition to standby mode energy use.