Mother Earth Living

More Energy-Efficient TVs for the Holiday Season

Energy Star releases new specifications for energy-efficient televisions.
By Matt Hirschfeld
November 2008 Web
Add to My MSN

Logo courtsey

Content Tools

Savings in annual energy costs would grow to about $1 billion if all TVs sold would meet the new Energy Star specification, which require TVs be 30 percent more energy efficient than conventional models.

The new specification requires the TVs to be energy-efficient when the TVs are on, off and in standby mode. It also requires the set to use energy-efficient external power supplies, such as automatic shutoff power strips. The EPA says the new specification is important because TVs sold today are larger, in use for more hours, and offer high definition pictures.

Find out which TVs are Energy Star-certified and what to look for in a prospective TV for your holiday shopping needs.

More about energy efficiency

• Is your home an energy hog? Take this quiz and find out!

• Check out an energy-wise bungalow in Chicago.

• Follow these five easy tips to make your home energy efficient.

Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.

(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here