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22 Mar 2010 03:03:05

UK TV retailers make energy efficiency pledge



UK TV retailers make energy efficiency pledge
UK retailers selling electrical goods have made a pledge to take the least energy-efficient televisions off their shelves.

As part of a wide commitment to reduce energy waste, eight major companies including DSGi, Comet, John Lewis and Home Retail Group have agreed to stop selling TVs that do not meet new minimum efficiency standards.

The move comes more than one year ahead of the introduction of Europe-wide regulations for all retailers in July 2012.

In addition to banning inefficient products from their stores, the retailers involved in the initiative will also be offering advice to shoppers who want to make smart energy choices that will help them reduce their carbon footprint.

Environment minister Dan Norris said: "With a World Cup around the corner when we know some people will be thinking of buying a new TV, it's great for them to know that the models sold by these retailers will save them money on their energy bills and help the environment."

According to the Energy Saving Trust, UK households spend around £2.6 billion a year powering consumer electronic products, including televisions.

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