Now, those geniuses are regulating what kind of television people can buy. “The regulations would be phased in over two years, with a first tier taking effect on Jan. 1, 2011, and a more stringent, second tier on Jan. 1, 2013. Purchasers of Tier 1-compliant TVs would shave an average of $18.48 off their residential electric bill in the first year of ownership, the Energy Commission estimates. Tier 2 sets would save an additional $11.76 a year.”
“…Mike McMaster, president of Wilshire Entertainment Inc., worries that a rush to impose TV efficiency standards “would be basically the end of our business.” His locations in Thousand Oaks and Valencia employ 54 people and specialize in sales and installation of custom home theater systems centered on extremely large TVs.”
“It would kill dealerships because people would buy on Amazon and have them shipped in and maybe not pay sales tax,” he said. “If a customer wants a 12-cylinder car or a 60-inch plasma that uses this much energy, they’re going to get it….”
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