The “guvernator” is leading California where no state has dared before. In a world first, big screen plasma televisions are to be banned in California because they use too much energy. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has given his backing to the move which would prohibit the sale of TV sets more than 40 inches wide.
California’s utilities and environmental groups had urged state energy regulators to ban the most power-hungry televisions from stores as a way to lower electricity demand.
A rule before the California Energy Commission would impose the first energy-efficiency requirements for flat-screen televisions, a mandatory standard that is expected to be copied by other states.
A vote on the standard could come as early as next month.
I think they’ll just switch to projectors..