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The following statement can be attributed to Doug Johnson, vice president, technology policy, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding recommendations designed to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030, contained in a report issued by the Alliance to Save Energy’s Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy:
“CEA congratulates the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy on its work and applauds its economically oriented focus on energy efficiency. We share the Alliance Commission’s belief that there are strategies to support its energy productivity goal that can be implemented without burdensome mandates or massive government spending. We recognize, too, that regulatory reform is needed at the federal and state levels; that energy use information helps consumers; and that information and communication technology plays a major role in advancing energy efficiency across the economy.
“CEA and its members continue to lead the way in supporting and advancing energy efficiency in consumer electronics through public policy, research and analysis, industry standards and consumer education. Electronics account for a majority of the savings in the voluntary ENERGY STAR program, and more than four billion ENERGY STAR-qualified consumer electronics have been sold. The recently announced Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement also demonstrates that industry initiatives can deliver energy savings to support national goals faster than regulation while protecting innovation, competition and consumer choice.”
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $209 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org.