Woiyo9
 
Reply Thu 9 Apr, 2009 12:11 pm
State legislators in California are drafting regulations that may prevent California retailers from selling power-sucking big screen TVs by 2011. It's a move that, according to EcoGeek, may eliminate plasma screen TVs from the market there, as they're less efficient than LCDs (though, inch-for-inch, both TVs are more efficient than cathode ray TVs - they're just bigger). Retailers are upset that the regulations would send customers to neighboring states, or online, for purchases.

Says the LA Times:

The consumer electronics industry opposes the regulations, expected to pass in mid-2009, and claims that they could remove some TVs from store shelves and slightly boost sticker prices.

But the California Energy Commission is looking for ways to relieve the strain on the power grid. Officials say the standards, once fully in place, would reduce the state's annual energy needs by an amount equivalent to the power consumed by 86,400 homes.

During a peak viewing time when most sets are on, such as the Super Bowl, TVs in the state collectively suck up the equivalent of 40% of the power generated by the San Onofre nuclear power station running at full capacity. Televisions account for about 10% of the average Californian's monthly household electricity bill.

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/fresh-greens/2009/1/6/california-may-ban-big-screen-tvs.html

Just re-name California the CAN"T DO STATE.
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DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Thu 9 Apr, 2009 12:36 pm
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:

Just re-name California the CAN"T DO STATE.


you don't live here. whadda you care?
Woiyo9
 
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Reply Thu 9 Apr, 2009 12:55 pm
@DontTreadOnMe,
I am laughing my ass off watching your liberal fags destroy the once great State of Calif.

You are losing population of working Americans and replacing them with illegal immigrants and going broke in the process.

Calif will become the poster child of failed liberal policies.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 9 Apr, 2009 01:26 pm
@Woiyo9,
Cool! Eliminate big screen televisions, and mandate emission limits on cars that insure the popularity of electric cars, which do have to be recharged somewhere.
Woiyo9
 
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Reply Thu 9 Apr, 2009 01:33 pm
@roger,
Yet when all the cars are recharging, you need to turn your TV's off.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Thu 9 Apr, 2009 02:23 pm
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:

Yet when all the cars are recharging, you need to turn your TV's off.


Now that is a remedy I can recommend. There is very little produced for viewing on television these days that is worth the expense of accessing it.
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DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Fri 10 Apr, 2009 08:28 pm
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:

I am laughing my ass off watching your liberal fags destroy the once great State of Calif.


liberal fags... hmmm liberal fags.

gee. i have tried to get the relevance of this comment. but there doesn't seem to be any.

but i guess i shouldn't be too surprised.

now go adjust your rabbit ears, it's almost time for the "nod along with sean show".
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