More Energy-Efficient TVs for the Holiday Season

Energy Star releases new specifications for energy-efficient televisions.

| November 2008 Web

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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.

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