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CEA: Computer, Monitor Energy Efficiency are Continuously Improving

Arlington, VA – March 12, 2015 – 
The following statement is attributed to Douglas Johnson, vice president, technology policy, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the California Energy Commission’s proposed energy efficiency standards for computers and monitors:
“Innovation and ENERGY STAR are the key drivers of energy efficiency for computers and monitors, as evidenced by their low levels of energy consumption today. In fact, the ENERGY STAR program started with computers more than 20 years ago and has achieved tremendous success in the decades since.
“A recent CEA study shows the average desktop computer energy usage amounts to just 43 cents a week, and the average annual energy consumption for a monitor is 54 percent lower than it was in 2010. We look forward to continuing to work with both the California Energy Commission and the Department of Energy, as they look for additional energy-saving opportunities in IT products and equipment."
Even though there are more consumer electronics in U.S homes than ever, those devices now account for a lower percentage of electricity usage per household, according to the CEA study Energy Consumption of Consumer Electronics in U.S. Homes in 2013.

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