Monday, January 25, 2010

I want my big, flat screen TV

California Legislature bans flat screens starting 2011,california-bans-power-guzzling-flat-screen-tvs.html 

California could lose more jobs with the flat screen tv ban, says the tv industry.

Submitted by Kathleen Rogan


Anonymous said...

Kathleen Rogan said...

Yes, they are not banning the tv's mentioned, they are just putting outrageous "progressive" regulations on the industry. There is a difference.

Anonymous said...

Outrageous? Take a closer look. They had some lengthy testimony from the industry, and adjusted the regulations accordingly.

Do you really think it's outrageous to try to do something about this: "In California, televisions (along with DVRs, DVD players, and cable boxes) now consume 10 percent of a home's electricity. Increasing sales of flat screen televisions, larger screen sizes, the growing number of TVs per household, and increased daily use of televisions all contribute to greater electricity consumption."

Keep in mind that we all pay for the power plants needed to supply these new uses.

Kathleen Rogan said...

I know how much they consume. Five years ago I read a lengthy article on flat screens and the energy consumption. If you add surround sound they consume even more.

I don't like regulations much. I am against this. I stand by what I said.

Instead of the environmentalists getting in the way of our American lifestyles, they need to let technology evolve. Let the inventors create new ways of making energy, but nooooooo...they put a stop to that also. So, our energy resources are at a tipping point, thanks to the radical environmentalists. Enough! I say. It's a big huge F N scam, to control capitalism. Which by the way they think is bad. This will create more job losses in California. We lose again.

Kathy Meeh said...

Admittedly, I agree humans do need to keep improving technology. Looks like Bruce Logan, the Penn State inventor, has another great biodegradable solution in the article just posted.