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CEA supports voluntary, market-oriented programs and initiatives, including industry-led standards, which highlight and sustain energy efficiency in the consumer electronics industry. CEA continues to work cooperatively with governments in the development of energy efficiency initiatives that complement and support voluntary approaches and continued innovation, expanded consumer choice, and enhanced product functionality. CEA opposes government-imposed approaches that stifle innovation, reduce consumer choice, and limit product features and services.
CEA members, through the association's Energy Efficiency Working Group (EEWG), monitor, shape and support CEA's public policy activities and industry initiatives related to energy efficiency at the local, national and international levels.
How Much Are You Spending on Your Home Electronics?
Recent and ongoing industry-led standards initiatives include:
ANSI/CEA-2043 (Set-top Box (STB) Power Measurement)
ANSI/CEA-2037 (Determination of Television Average Power Consumption)
CEA-2037-A (In Progress Revision: Determination of Television Average Power Consumption)
CEA-2042.3 (In Progress New Standard: Methods of Measurement for Energy Efficiency and Standby Power of Wireless Systems)
ANSI/CEA-2045 (Modular Communications Interface for Energy Management)
CEA-2045 Amendment 1 (In Progress Amendment: Modular Communications Interface for Energy Management)
CEA-2047 (In Progress New Standard: Consumer Electronics – Energy Usage Information)
IEC 62087:2011 – Methods of measurement for the power consumption of audio, video and related equipment (TC100)
CEA is actively engaged in research on the energy consumption of consumer electronics.
Energy Consumption of CE in U.S. Homes in 2013 Final Report by Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), June 2014.
Energy Consumption of CE in U.S. Homes in 2010 Final Report by Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), December 2011.
Power Consumption Trends in Digital TVs
Final Report by TIAX LLC for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), February 2011
The Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impact of Telecommuting and e-Commerce
Final Report by TIAX LLC for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), July 2007
Read the CEA press release (09/19/07).
Energy Consumption by Consumer Electronics in U.S. Residences (160 pages, 936 KB)
Final Report by TIAX LLC for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), December 2007
CEA works with state and local policymakers on energy efficiency issues related to consumer technology products.
CEA is currently working in the state of California to combat harmful energy regulations affecting digital televisions. For more, take a look at the California page.
CEA represents the consumer electronics industry before federal policy makers and agencies, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. For many years, the consumer electronics industry has worked cooperatively with government agencies in pursuit of successful voluntary, market-oriented programs and initiatives, such as ENERGY STAR, which highlight and support energy efficient product design and purchasing.
There are almost twenty categories of consumer electronics products that are ENERGY STAR compliant. Find out if your product is ENERGY STAR qualified.
International Industry Statement of Principles for Energy Efficiency in Networked Products
Guiding Principles for Energy Efficiency in Networked Consumer Electronics – Signatories as of January 2013
International Industry Position and Support for Energy Efficiency
Global Industry Paper on Energy Efficiency - Signatories as of 23-APR-2007
Joint Statement of the Second EU-Japan-US Trilateral ICT-Electronics Associations Meeting
In March 2006, representatives of CEA, the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), the European Information, Communications and Consumer Electronics Technology Industry Associations (EICTA), and the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) met to discuss several topics of common interest to their member companies around the world. This trilateral group of European, Japanese and U.S. associations adopted a common position on energy efficiency and issued a final joint statement on issues of common interest, including environmental policy.
CEA has long supported ENERGY STAR as the most effective and proactive program to encourage consumers to make more energy-conscious choices. Home electronics were responsible for 59 percent of the energy savings achieved by the program for residential products in 2008, according a recent report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CEA is concerned, however, that EPA’s recently-mandated changes to ENERGY STAR are creating unreasonable burdens for partners and harming international expansion of the program.
“Smart Grid Impact on CE Executive Summary, June 2013"
"Smart Grid Impact on CE, June 2013"
"Unlocking the Potential of the Smart Grid - A Regulatory Framework for the Consumer Domain of Smart Grid"