September 11, 2007
| by Rachel Cericola
Are plasma TVs killing the environment? One conservative group thinks so—and they plan to do something about it.
The Sun is reporting that The Conservatives will propose to bans plasmas and any other energy-hogging electronics, such as refrigerators and computers. What will happen to our nation’s popsicles??
Stay cool, folks. This is just being proposed in the UK, by Conservative Party leader David Cameron. As part of the proposal, they are looking to cap certain appliances’ energy use. They are also talking about labeling each product with annual usage stats, and how those might measure up to other products.
Something worth noting: They would also like to offer energy-conserving homeowners a tax break.
I am all for making products more energy-efficient, but will this fly with people that have already made such major electronics purchases? What do you plasma owners think?
The proposal will be presented on Thursday.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.