Yet another reason to flee Cali: they are coming for your TV…

The most over-regulated, over budget state in the nation has just added yet another bunch of regulations as they wonder why oh why they cannot create jobs and people are fleeing….

The state that revolves around HOLLYWOOD and CELEBRITY, banning BIG TVs, ironic eh? The state booming from TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT Silicon Valley anyone? is killing a booming technology because they are afraid the tvs will consumer more energy in the future. This entirely ignores PROGRESS in economies of scale. We all used to have giant clunky console TVs in the 50s now they hang on the wall and use a helluva lot less energy! All without the urge to greenify. Sony managed to make tiny little transistors smaller and smaller before the Green Religion. These fools are killing the golden goose, now people in other states and other countries will get the jobs…

WSJ:

Power-hungry TV sets will be banned from store shelves in California after state regulators adopted a first-in-the nation mandate to lower electricity demand.On a unanimous vote, the California Energy Commission on Wednesday required all new televisions up to 58 inches to be more energy efficient beginning in 2011. The requirement will be tougher in 2013, and only a quarter of all TV sets on the market now meet that standard.

The California Energy Commission estimates that TV sets account for about 10% of a home’s electricity use. The concern is that the energy draw will rise by as much as 8% a year as consumers buy larger televisions, add more to their homes and watch them more often.

Added bonus! This will really screw the retailers this Chrxstmas! Big screen TVs are like what? the number ONE seller? Now many people will say wait, if they will be more efficient in 2011 I should WAIT to make that purchase. I know I did that with my a/c unit when they changed those codes.

So at least some people who WOULD HAVE made a LARGE PURCHASE now for Holiday sales (which are UBER important to our economy and consumer confidence), will not. Way to promote the economy and consumer spending California you frakkin idiots!

November 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Entertainment, Film, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes, Unemployment Statistics. Comments off.

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