Tuesday, Oct 20th, 2009
Despite widespread reports in the media, California is not planning to ban the sale of large-screen TVs, an Energy Commission spokesman said.
The reports—in several California-based news outlets in the past week—stirred outrage among California residents, who saw this as another attempt by state government to regulate their personal lives. California’s move, an attempt to cut down on energy use, was also being studied by several other states, including Massachusetts.
In reality, California is planning to impose tougher power-consumption standards on TVs with screen sizes of 58 inches or less, according to Adam Gottlieb, a spokesperson for the Energy Commission.
“Screens greater than 58 inches are not being considered at this time,” he added.
This article was posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 4:21 am