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  1. #1 Giant plasma TVs face ban in battle to green Britain 
    eeeevil Sith Admin SarasotaRepub's Avatar
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    Good Gawd...

    Energy-guzzling flatscreen plasma televisions will soon be banned as part of the battle against climate change, ministers have told The Independent on Sunday.

    "Minimum energy performance standards" for televisions are expected to be agreed across Europe this spring, they say, and this should lead to "phasing out the most inefficient TVs". At the same time, a compulsory labelling system will be drawn up to identify the best and worst devices.

    The moves, which follow last week's withdrawal of the 100W incandescent lightbulb, are part of a drive to slow the rapid growth of electricity consumption in homes by phasing out wasteful devices and introducing more efficient ones. Giant plasma televisions dubbed "the 4x4s of the living room" can consume four times as much energy as traditional TVs that used cathode ray tubes (CRTs).
    WTF????:D
    May the FORCE be with you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post


    Good Gawd...



    WTF????:D
    Yep, our crazy socialist state at "work" again.

    I'm stocking up on proper lightbulbs, and they are already getting hard to get hold of. Since we run on 240VAC here, there is no point even thinking of importing them from the US.

    The irony of it is that the so called green ones, as well as taking an age to reach maximum brightness, contain mercury...that well known environmentally friendly element.
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