DTI looks at intervention to tackle rising TV screen energy use

Energy consumption by televisions could more than double by 2020 because of the switch to new widescreen display technologies, the DTI’s seminar on innovation and environmental regulation heard in April. Voluntary performance improvements by manufacturers could cut the increase by half.

The Government’s rush to embrace digital broadcasting technology led to concerns that it has been slow to respond to the impacts of the technology, especially the increase in energy consumption from millions of set-top boxes left on standby mode (ENDS Report 324, pp 24-26 ).

However, TV displays themselves ap

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