Gov’t Now Requires HDTV Energy Guide Labels -Explained

I had no idea this was in the works, and it’s been a while since I’ve stepped in a retail store, but I think this sounds great for most consumers looking for TV sets.

The Energy Guide labels are similar to those found on appliances, and must be displayed conspicuously on each TV. Each label will show the estimated yearly cost of that particular TV, based on a certain number of hours and cost per hour of electricity. In current (pun!) examples, this is $0.11 per kilowatt hour, with 5 hours a day of use.