Banning Large Televisions in 2011

@thuynhu (663)
United States
November 18, 2009 8:46pm CST
I was reading some news off of yahoo, and I came across something that seems to be crazy. In California they are enforcing strict regulations on the amount of power a television will be able to consume. Basically, the larger your television set is the more power you will be consuming. I don't understand why they are trying to do this. They say it will be even worst come 2013. I mean they say they are trying to save us money on our electric bill but that's our decision to make if we want to pay for our bill. I'm pretty sure people know that larger televisions use more energy. It's just stupid. What's your opinion on this?
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6 responses
@nimaro (94)
• United States
19 Nov 09
People watch too much TV anyway.
@thuynhu (663)
• United States
19 Nov 09
That is true, but it's their money to do as they please with it. And if they're paying for the power to it they should be allowed to buy a t.v. that takes the power that they pay for.
• India
20 Apr 10
Hello nothing such in india, well it is not only the tv that consumes power but there are tons of other gadjets..here they have imposed powercuts at peak hours of use..because no body will swich off out of his own... they are ready to pay the bills.. Thank you so much for this nice post, cheers God bless you. Prof
@VANILLAREY (1473)
• India
27 Nov 09
The government is getting too personal. How we want to save on electricity is our decision to make. Besides if one uses smaller TV, it does not mean he/she will definitely save electricity. They can be wasting electricity on other electronic items.
• United States
26 Nov 09
Well, I don't think the REASON why they want to ban large TVs is that they want us to save energy and money. That would be the INCENTIVE to get rid of large TVs. The REASON would be that Energy costs a LOT of money to MAKE and that wasting energy is bad for the environment. That being said, if they want me to get rid of my big TV, they had better replace it with a more energy efficient one because I am not made of money and I am not going without TV. No thanks.
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
25 Nov 09
Well I understand how that you feel as if the right to choose is being violated and you should be the one who decides whether you want a big telivison or not.However I think for the better of of the world ,this might not be a bad move for our environment and even our energy bill.I think that banning these large televisons might not be bad,I would support that move
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
19 Nov 09
ha ha ha ha ha... they are gonna be regulating the size of the television now eh? Well, the most energy efficient form of entertainment is still the book! I wonder how are they going to enforce the regulation other than imposing a tax on larger television screens so high that retailers are not willing to bring them in.