California's Ban on Plasmas

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SarahFair, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    It hasnt happend but they are moving to create a ban on big power hungry plasmas

    But the California Energy Commission is looking for ways to relieve the strain on the power grid. Officials say the standards, once fully in place, would reduce the state's annual energy needs by an amount equivalent to the power consumed by 86,400 homes.

    During a peak viewing time when most sets are on, such as the Super Bowl, TVs in the state collectively suck up the equivalent of 40% of the power generated by the San Onofre nuclear power station running at full capacity. Televisions account for about 10% of the average Californian's monthly household electricity bill.

    http://www.usnews.com/money/blogs/fresh-greens/2009/1/6/california-may-ban-big-screen-tvs.html




    What do you think?​
     
  2. Amyable

    Amyable Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even more gov't intervention. Yippee.

    At what point does it become undeniably ridiculous?
     
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  3. StupidBird

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  4. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I dont think thats it. They arent banning all TVs just the ones using a lot of energy..
     
  5. StupidBird

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    Quote:I dont think thats it. They arent banning all TVs just the ones using a lot of energy..

    [​IMG] I was being silly.

    Plasmas are on the way out as discussed by the techno geeks in my family, LCD being the up and coming technology. After the blackouts / shortages and increasing demand for electricity what else are they to do?
     
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  6. DuckLady

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    Good thing I can't afford a plasma TV. [​IMG]
     
  7. EweSheep

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    I haven't had one of those new TV;s yet but hopefully I would know which one to buy. Next TV will be flat and wall mounted!
     
  8. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Quote:I dont think thats it. They arent banning all TVs just the ones using a lot of energy..

    [​IMG] I was being silly.
    Plasmas are on the way out as discussed by the techno geeks in my family, LCD being the up and coming technology. After the blackouts / shortages and increasing demand for electricity what else are they to do?

    That is not allowed [​IMG]

    I jk [​IMG]


    But some people are saying they should raise the price of electricity. I didnt think that was fair to Betty Sue and Bobby Joe down the road who (and not to offend anyone cause lord knows I cant afford everything..) have to hang their clothes on a clothes line because they cant afford to run a dryer.

    I think california is just saying to buy a more energy efficient TV..
     
  9. SurprisingWoman

    SurprisingWoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's great.

    All the keeping up with the Jones' is ridiculous and out of hand.
     
  10. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    I think the old cabinet TV's are better. Since there is nothing on worth watching anyway you can take the tube out and use the box for a nest bex. Can't do that with a flat screen. [​IMG]


    Steve in NC
     

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