Skip to comments.Economy booster: California looking to ban plasma TVs
Posted on 03/23/2009 1:39:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
California has a rapidly-expanding budget shortfall, unemployment going above 10% for the first time since the early 1980s, and perhaps the worst business climate in the nation, excepting Michigan. How does the state plan to boost the economy, create jobs, and build consumer confidence? They want to ban plasma TVs because theyre not green enough:
In their continuing quest to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, state regulators have uncovered a new villain in the war on global warming : your big screen TV
Couch potatoes, beware.
The California Energy Commission is considering a proposal that would ban California retailers from selling all but the most energy-efficient televisions. Critics say the news standards could take 25 percent of televisions off the market most of them 40 inches or larger.
The larger the television, the more at risk it is of being banned unnecessarily in California, said Douglas Johnson, senior director of technology police for the Consumer Electronics Association.
Association officials say the standards are not only unnecessary because the federal government already regulates energy efficiency through the voluntary Energy Star program but also ill-timed. The last thing our economy needs now is products taken off the market, they say.
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
On the plus side, TVs under 40" are much easier to carry once the looting begins in earnest.
Wow. Not that it affects me much, but Wow. I intend to keep the energy hog I have already until it dies.
People are drowning and California throws them an anchor. Wonderful educated idiots.
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Since we’re all getting free 65” TVs anyway, so I’ll take whatever model obama is handing out.
Plasma levels in the atmosphere are rising rapidly due to 40” tvs. We’re doomed!
IF this POS legislation goes through, I may open a large-screen TV dealship just over the border in Nevada.
I've never been to Earnest. Is that near Barstow?
This ONE law will crush Pioneer and Panasonic and give a big windfall to Samsung.
The State of California will have to pry my Plasma TV from my cold, dead, cheese curls stained hands.
but of course Governor S’s jet that takes him home and back daily from Sacramento to Los Angeles is perfectly fine.
Not that we need any reminders but there can be no doubt that motor vehicles produced in the 50s and 60s have fewer pollution controls.
Imagine if someone in California had said “it’s time to ban all 50s and 60s Chevy vehicles. This means you, low riders.”
That person, despite focusing on a more obvious polluter than TVs, would be drawn and quartered for his racist, anti-Latino views.
South of Bishop
The latest stupid notion from the Soylent Green Crowd!
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
yeah marijuana is ok but we’re going to ban tv’s. Then again... maybe tv really does rot your brain.
what will they watch?
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