"Feds Reach Deal To Cut Energy Use Of TV Boxes"

"The Department of Energy has reached a deal with environmental and business groups on new energy efficiency standards for cable and satellite television boxes."

"The agreement will save about $1 billion in energy costs for more than 90 million American homes each year, the department said, but won’t lead to new regulations. Instead, the energy efficiency standards will be voluntary.

The energy saved will be enough to power 700,000 homes, the department estimated.

“The set-top box efficiency standards will save families money by saving energy, while delivering high quality appliances for consumers that keep pace with technological innovation,” Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said in a statement on Monday."

Julian Hattem reports for The Hill's E2 Wire December 23, 2013.

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Source: Hill/E2 Wire, 12/26/2013