Australian energy crisis looming: Flat panel TV's to take the fall?Mikey 4 comments
I can't believe this one flew underneath my radar, but according to an article on Gizmodo, there is a chance that all flat panel televisions (both LCD and Plasma) will be banned from sale by 2011.
Apparently the energy consumption of said televisions is way too high and the maximum power requirements will not be met by TV manufacturers.
For what it's worth, each summer we West Aussie's (I can't speak for the rest of the country) have been asked to switch off our our conditioning and anything else deemed an 'unnecessary' waste of energy, while the powers that be (pun intended) try to work out a solution to the 'energy crisis'.
I can't help but think a better solution can be found rather than banning high powered electrical devices. It's not a realistic approach, and somehow I doubt it will ever come to fruition.