CEA Knocks California TV Energy Regs

    California's proposed energy efficiency standards for television sets will cost consumers money, says the Consumer Electronics Association in a study to be released this week...The CEA fusillade raises the question: Are the longterm energy savings of efficient TVs enough to overcome consumer resistance to initially higher purchase prices? A study by Retrevo indicates that 75 percent are interested, but fewer than half have actually put money on the table, and 35 percent are unwilling to pay a premium. more