News California Is Also Tightening Regulations on Monitors, but Don't Panic

Giroro

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California is spending millions of taxpayer dollars just to knock a half of a watt off of idle power consumption - a meaningless amount of power which the device owner can either choose to pay for, or just turn off an unused device.

Device certification isn't free. "CEC certified" stickers are not free. Those costs get passed onto the customer. This is a backdoor stamp tax; paid by every single buyer of any monitor (or PC) in California and the other afflicted states.

Its spending dollars to save small fractions of a cent.
Is this really worth the regulation? What's the actual, tangible, provable benefit? Is it a cost effective and evidence driven approach to... Do whatever is supposed to be accomplished by reducing a home's energy bill by 0.0000001%
Why is time and money being wasted on this instead of real issues? Like, for example, doing something to stop PGE's inefficient collapsing power lines from setting the entire state on fire multiple times per year.
 
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I don't stay in the states, but what California is doing is not going to help them save a lot of power. if they are so determined to save power, sure, stop any crypto mining activities, stop driving (cycle and use renewable kinetic energy), stop using heavy machinery (rely on manual kinetic energy), etc... It is a few steps backward, but for convenience sake, we switched from manual work to use machines to do our work. So of course power usage will go up. You shave a few watts here and there, is not going to make up for all the "automation" and use of machineries. If they want, they should just ban all desktop sale and only allow laptops which typically uses less power.
 
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From what I understand the problem is the installed electrical capacity is at the limit, it's not a question of the guy paying, it's wanting to pay and not having to buy
 

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