The Latest on Green Electronics from CEA

CEA Hosts First-Ever Trilateral Energy Efficiency Roundtable on Consumer Electronics

Published on October 07, 2014 12:00 AM

Prominent government officials and consumer electronics (CE) industry representatives from Canada, Mexico and the United States held the first-ever Trilateral Energy Efficiency Roundtable Monday afternoon at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. The meeting focused on energy-efficiency policy alignment opportunities and challenges particular to the CE industry. 

CEA Disappointed by Governor Brown's Veto of Bill Improving California’s Energy Efficiency Rulemaking Process

Published on September 30, 2014 12:00 AM

On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed California Assembly Bill 2581, which would have improved the process by which the California Energy Commission (CEC) considers energy efficiency requirements for electronics and other products and equipment. The bill, advocated by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and other high tech trade associations, companies and organizations, would have required the CEC to consider the most current data provided to it prior to a rulemaking, among other provisions.

Energy Efficient Set-Top Boxes Saving Consumers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars

Published on August 28, 2014 12:00 AM

A new report released today shows that the voluntary set-top box energy conservation agreement between the pay-TV industry, consumer electronics manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates has saved American consumers approximately $168 million in energy bills. According to the Voluntary Agreement for Ongoing Improvement to the Energy Efficiency of Set-Top Boxes 2013 Annual Report, the improved energy efficiency of set-top boxes also represents a savings of nearly 842,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year. This is equivalent to the output of one-half of a large (500MW) power plant.

CEA Commends Senators for Introduction of E-LABEL Act

Published on July 10, 2014 12:00 AM

The following statement can be attributed to Veronica O’Connell, vice president of government and political affairs, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the introduction of the E-LABEL Act.

CEA: IEA Report Reinforces Need for Voluntary Energy Efficiency Programs

Published on July 09, 2014 12:00 AM

The following statement can be attributed to Doug Johnson, vice president of technology policy, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) recently released report entitled More Data, Less Energy:

In-home Consumer Electronics Multiply but Electricity Usage per Home Falls, Finds New CEA Study

Published on June 23, 2014 12:00 AM

Despite their significantly higher market penetration in U.S. homes, consumer electronics (CE) now account for a lower percentage of electricity usage per household than they did three years ago, according to new research released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. The study Energy Consumption of Consumer Electronics in U.S. Homes in 2013 says CE devices accounted for just 12 percent of residential electricity consumption in the U.S. last year, a nine percent drop from their energy consumption share in 2010 (13.2 percent).

CEA Launches New Standards Project on Energy Consumption from Small Network Equipment

Published on May 22, 2014 12:00 AM

At the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® Technology & Standards Forum in Seattle today, CEA announced that its Home Networks Committee has formed the Network Device Energy Consumption Working Group. The group’s formation is in response to the growing need for harmonized industry standards to measure the energy consumption of network devices like modems, access points, routers, and switches.

CE Industry Recycles 620 Million Pounds of Electronics in 2013

Published on April 21, 2014 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics (CE) industry set a new record in 2013 with the responsible recycling of 620 million pounds of electronics in the United States, more than double the total of three years ago, according to the Third Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. The Initiative is a CE industry effort, led by CEA, to increase collaboration among CE manufacturers, retailers, collectors, recyclers, non-governmental organizations and governments at all levels.

CEA Helps Consumers Live Green, Buy Green, and Recycle Responsibly During Earth Month

Published on April 07, 2014 12:00 AM

April is Earth Month and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®  wants to share some tips with consumers on how to live green, buy green and recycle responsibly this month.

International CES Producer Donates Funds to Advance Sustainability Efforts in Las Vegas

Published on January 06, 2014 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the International CES®, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, held annually in Las Vegas, today announced the continuation of its tradition to award local organizations with funds for sustainability projects. This year, CEA is donating funds to University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s (UNLV) DesertSol solar house and to the Springs Preserve toward the DesertSol project.

Energy Department, Pay-Television Industry and Energy Efficiency Groups Announce Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement; Will Cut Energy Use for 90 Million U.S. Households, Save Consumers Billions

Published on December 23, 2013 12:00 AM

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP), the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) announced non-regulatory energy efficiency standards for pay-TV set-top boxes that will result in significant energy savings for more than 90 million U.S. homes.

CEA Shares Green Tips to Help Consumers Live Green and Buy Green During the Holidays

Published on December 03, 2013 12:00 AM

During this holiday season, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® has a few tips on how to live green, buy green and recycle responsibly with GreenerGadgets.org, the destination to learn how to be more eco-friendly with your electronics.

CEA Honors Four Consumer Electronics Manufacturers and Retailers for eCycling Success

Published on October 22, 2013 12:00 AM

Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® honored Best Buy, Dell, HP, and Samsung with the inaugural eCycling Leadership Award for their ecycling efforts in 2012. The award, presented during a luncheon at CEA’s Industry Forum in Los Angeles, recognizes consumer electronics (CE) companies that are recycling above and beyond any level mandated by government.

Consumer Electronics and Recycling Industries Announce the Winners of the Second Recycling CRT Glass Challenge

Published on September 11, 2013 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI)®, and InnoCentive, the pioneer in crowdsourcing and open innovation, today announced the winners of the second “CRT Challenge” to develop compelling economic and environmentally preferable solutions for recycling old cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions and monitors.

CEA Shares Green Summer Tips to Help Consumers Live Green and Buy Green

Published on July 16, 2013 12:00 AM

With temperatures climbing high, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® wants to share some tips with consumers on how to live green and save money on your electric bill this summer.

CEA Encourages Coloradans to Utilize eCycling Locations

Published on July 02, 2013 12:00 AM

Starting this week, a new Colorado mandate prohibits residents from disposing of electronic devices, commonly known as e-waste, in Colorado landfills. In response, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® informed consumers of the nearly 50 industry-certified locations throughout Colorado that accept electronics for eCycling.
 

Consumer Electronics Industry Hosts Sustainable Technology Demo and Reception in New York

Published on June 12, 2013 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® hosted a technology demonstration and reception in Albany, N.Y., today to educate policymakers and stakeholders on the industry’s most recent product sustainability and policy developments.

Televisions Continue to Lead the Way on Energy Efficiency Thanks to Industry Innovation, Competition and the ENERGY STAR Program

Published on May 30, 2013 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) upcoming version 6.0 ENERGY STAR television and display specifications, which will take effect June 1, 2013, and are expected to increase energy efficiency and save consumers money.

Electronics, Recycling Associations Seek New Solutions for CRT Glass Recycling, While Acknowledging Options Available Today

Published on May 22, 2013 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that while ample markets and downstream vendors appear to exist for recycling cathode ray tube (CRT) glass, about 20 percent of recyclers reported difficulties and are seeking solutions to avoid stockpiling this product, which for many years was the technology of choice for displays such as televisions, computer screens and diagnostic equipment.

CEA Announces New Standard Group for Connected Home and Smart Energy

Published on May 09, 2013 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today that it is forming the R7.8 Working Group 2 to develop a new standard to enable home electronics to communicate energy use data to smart energy management systems and apps. The new standard will be called CE-Energy Usage Information (CE-EUI) and will conform to the North American Energy Standards Board Energy Usage Information (NAESB -EUI) model, which forms the basis for the national Green Button initiative. 

CE Industry Sees 27 Percent Increase in Responsible Recycling in 2012

Published on April 24, 2013 12:00 AM

The U.S. consumer electronics (CE) industry continues to make strides toward increasing electronics recycling across the nation, according to a new report released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. The Second Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative tracks the efforts of the CE industry nationwide to make recycling electronics as easy as purchasing electronics – and to make responsible recycling of electronics an option for consumers in all 50 states.

CEA Provides Tips to Live Green, Buy Green, Recycle Responsibly This Earth Day

Published on April 18, 2013 12:00 AM

In anticipation of Earth Day on Monday, April 22, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® has tips for Americans to Live Green, Buy Green and Recycle Responsibly.

CEA Opposes Energy Department’s Proposed Set-Top Box Regulation

Published on April 10, 2013 12:00 AM

The following statement is attributable to Doug Johnson, vice president of technology policy, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, following comments filed Monday with the Department of Energy (DOE) in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding a test procedure for set-top boxes:

Electronics, Recycling Industries Seek Innovative Solutions for CRT Glass

Published on April 01, 2013 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI)® today announced a technical “CRT Challenge” to identify financially viable, environmentally-conscious proposals for using recycled cathode ray tube (CRT) glass.

CEA Applauds Alliance Commission’s Focus on Energy Productivity, Regulatory Reform and Voluntary Approaches

Published on February 07, 2013 12:00 AM

The following statement can be attributed to Doug Johnson, vice president, technology policy, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding recommendations designed to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030, contained in a report issued by the Alliance to Save Energy’s Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy.

CEA Statement on the Resignation of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

Published on December 28, 2012 12:00 AM

The following statement is attributable to Michael Petricone, senior vice president, government and regulatory affairs, CEA, following the announcement that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson will step down early next year:

New Electronics Energy Calculator Helps Consumers Live Green, Buy Green this Winter

Published on November 27, 2012 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® launched a new, interactive Consumer Electronics Energy Calculator today on GreenerGadgets.org, its consumer site for living green, buying green and recycling responsibly. The calculator estimates the amount of energy used by all of the consumer electronics devices in a single household and provides tips on how consumers can save even more energy.

CEA Congratulates MRM, Samsung as Leaders of eCycling Efforts in Massachusetts

Published on November 16, 2012 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today congratulates MRM and Samsung for receiving MassRecycles’ Industry Recycling Awards for promoting recycling and waste reduction in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

CEA Member Companies, Tech Corporations Top Newsweek’s ‘Greenest’ List

Published on October 25, 2012 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today applauded the CEA member companies and technology industry companies that have been recognized by Newsweek as among the nation’s greenest corporations. CEA members IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Dell took three of the top five spots on the overall list, which ranked America’s 500 largest publicly traded companies based on their environmental footprint, corporate management and transparency. 

Consumer Awareness of Electronics Recycling on the Rise, According to CEA Study

Published on September 19, 2012 12:00 AM

Awareness of electronics recycling and locations is on the rise, according to a study released today from CEA.

Electronics Industry Issues Guide for Reporting Substances Contained in Electronic Product Packaging

Published on August 27, 2012 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, DIGITALEUROPE, and the Japanese Green Procurement Survey Standardization Initiative (JGPSSI) today released a guide for the supply chain disclosure of substances used in packaging for the global sale and distribution of electronic products.

CEA Statement on California State Senate Decision to Strike Down AB 1850

Published on August 21, 2012 12:00 AM

Today the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® releases the following statement, attributable to CEA Vice President of Technology Policy Doug Johnson, in response to the recent California State Senate appropriations committee decision to strike down AB 1850, legislation that would have updated and improved the regulatory framework supporting energy efficiency with respect to the California Energy Commission (CEC) and its focus on energy efficiency through appliance efficiency standards.

2012 International CES Reused and Recycled 75 Percent of Materials

Published on April 19, 2012 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the International CES, significantly expanded its recycling and repurposing efforts at the 2012 International CES in Las Vegas, January 10-13, by recycling 75 percent of show materials.

Consumer Electronics Industry Increases Recycling 53 Percent in 2011

Published on April 16, 2012 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today reported that the consumer electronics (CE) industry dramatically increased its recycling in 2011, advancing the goals set by the eCycling Leadership Initiative.

CEA Objects to California Energy Commission Move to Regulate Consumer Electronics

Published on March 14, 2012 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® strongly objects to the California Energy Commission (CEC) announced plans for a new round of regulatory standards for consumer electronics products including computers, displays, game consoles, imaging equipment, servers and set-top boxes.

CEA Applauds Obama Administration's Move to Challenge China on Rare Earth Restrictions

Published on March 13, 2012 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®  today applauded the Obama Administration on its plan to challenge China on rare earth minerals at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Since 2010, rare earth commodity prices have risen sharply when China took actions to control its supply, which represents more than 90 percent of global demand.

Innovation is the Real Driver of Energy Savings

Published on March 09, 2012 12:00 AM

Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® Vice President of Technology Policy Douglas Johnson issued the following response today to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s report “The Efficiency Boom: Cashing In on the Savings from Appliance Standards.”

CEA Raises Concerns About ENERGY STAR Program Direction

Published on February 28, 2012 12:00 AM

As members of the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce prepare for Tuesday’s joint subcommittee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) FY 2013 budget, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® raises key questions about EPA’s changes to the direction of its ENERGY STAR program.

Electronics Industry, Green Group Team Up With Crowd-Sourcing Pioneer to Address Important E-Waste Recycling Challenge

Published on February 28, 2012 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics  Association® (CEA),  Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and InnoCentive, the pioneer in crowdsourcing and open innovation, today announced the winners of an Eco-Challenge to develop compelling economic and environmentally preferable solutions for  recycling old cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions and monitors.

CEA Urges California Energy Commission to Reject Battery Charger Regulation

Published on January 11, 2012 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association® (CEA) is calling on the California Energy Commission (CEC) to reject a proposed regulation for consumer battery chargers due to a flawed justification and unnecessary duplication of a federal regulation.

CEA Donates $75,000 to Local Las Vegas Sustainability Organizations

Published on January 09, 2012 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the International CES, today announced a total of $75,000 in donations to Green Chips and Repurpose AMERICA, local Las Vegas nonprofit organizations advancing clean energy and minimizing waste.

Consumer Electronics Account for Small Share of Residential Energy Consumption

Published on December 21, 2011 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today released a new study, “Energy Consumption of CE in U.S. Homes in 2010,” showing that despite their popularity in American homes, consumer electronics (CE) account for a relatively small share – roughly 13 percent – of the average U.S. home’s electricity consumption.

Sustainability Efforts Ramp Up for 2012 International CES

Published on December 19, 2011 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the 2012 International CES®, today announced the adoption of several new sustainability practices at the 2012 CES, the world's largest technology tradeshow, to be held in Las Vegas January 10-13.

CEA Highlights Efficient, Sustainable Products This Holiday Season

Published on December 12, 2011 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today offers the following advice to consumers who want to “give green” and are looking for sustainable, eco-friendly consumer electronics products this holiday season.

CEA Urges Consumers to eCycle End-of-Life Electronics on America Recycles Day

Published on November 15, 2011 12:00 AM

Today is America Recycles Day, and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® urges consumers to dispose properly of end-of-life electronics through its recycling locator at www.GreenerGadgets.org.

CEA, Environmental Defense Fund Launch Eco-Challenge on Legacy TV Glass

Published on November 14, 2011 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today are excited to announce the “The Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Challenge: New Uses for Recycled Glass,” to develop a compelling economic and environmental solution for the challenge posed by recycling old CRTs that have been phased out in favor of liquid crystal and plasma displays.

CEA Celebrates Tech Industry’s Prominence in Newsweek’s Green Rankings 

Published on October 18, 2011 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today applauded member companies recognized by Newsweek as among the nation's greenest corporations. Dell, HP, IBM and Sprint Nextel took four of the top five spots on the list, which ranked America’s 500 largest corporations according to environmental impact, management and transparency.

CEA Launches GreenerGadgets.org for Tech-Savvy, Eco-Friendly Consumers

Published on October 11, 2011 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today launched GreenerGadgets.org, an online resource that helps meet consumers’ desire to be both tech-savvy and environmentally-friendly. The site addresses the lifecycle of electronics products, with tips on how to buy green, live green and recycle electronics responsibly.

CEA Applauds First Steps on Regulatory Reform in California

Published on September 12, 2011 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® applauds the California legislature and Senators Calderon and Pavley for passing Senate Bill 617, legislation that includes provisions requiring state agencies to review thoroughly major regulations and consider how proposed rules would impact business investment, innovation and jobs.

CEA Urges California to Take Notice of Impressive Electronics Efficiency Gains

Published on August 31, 2011 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®  highlighted the industry’s energy efficiency achievements and initiatives during a public workshop held today by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to consider regulation of additional consumer electronics products. Recently, a CEC staff draft report on energy efficiency and buildings indicates the CEC is moving forward with new regulations for a variety of product categories.

Flat-Panel TVs Weigh 82 Percent Less Than Bulky Predecessors

Published on July 21, 2011 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today issued a report detailing the dramatic reduction of TV and computer monitor sizes and weights since the advent of flat-panel monitors and TVs.

CEA Applauds Obama Administration's Efforts on Electronics Stewardship

Published on July 20, 2011 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® applauds the efforts on electronics stewardship and electronics recycling announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) along with consumer electronics companies.

CEA Survey Finds Consumers Want Smart, Energy-Efficient Technologies But Lack Knowledge of Current Electricity Management Systems

Published on June 02, 2011 12:00 AM

A new survey from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® found consumers are concerned about the cost of their energy use, yet lack awareness of emerging energy management systems.

CEA Calls for New Energy Policies to Reduce Consumption

Published on May 18, 2011 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today released a whitepaper recommending new policies to improve the way Americans understand and manage energy consumption. This new whitepaper is a product of CEA’s new Smart Grid Working Group, through which CEA member companies are advancing the deployment of smart grid systems across the country.

CEA APPLAUDS NEW TRANSPARENT TV ENERGY LABELS

Published on May 10, 2011 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today hailed a new era in power consumption transparency for consumers: new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requirements call for removable, detailed yellow-and-black labels that disclose the product’s estimated annual energy cost to be attached to all TVs manufactured after May 10th.

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY TO TRIPLE ANNUAL RECYCLING BY 2016

Published on April 13, 2011 12:00 AM

Consumer electronics industry leaders today launched the first-ever industry-wide electronics recycling initiative to recycle one billion pounds of electronics annually by 2016, which would be a more than threefold increase over 2010.

CEA LAUNCHES EARTH DAY PHOTO AND VIDEO CONTEST

Published on April 01, 2011 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®  today launched a digital photo and video contest to celebrate Earth Day. Four contest winners, to be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2011, will receive one digital camera or camcorder such as the Cobra Digital HDVC6000 Solar digital camcorder.

CEA STUDY FINDS DRAMATIC INCREASE IN TV ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Published on February 03, 2011 12:00 AM

A new study commissioned by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® shows manufacturers have made huge strides in creating more energy efficient televisions. In furtherance of the technology industry’s leadership on energy efficient products, the CEA study, released today, provides a review and analysis of power consumption trends in digital television technology.

CEA AWARDS $75,000 GRANT TO LAS VEGAS SOLAR NON-PROFIT

Published on January 04, 2011 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the International CES, today donated $75,000 to Green Chips, a non-profit organization promoting carbon neutrality, to support sustainable energy in southern Nevada.

CEA 2010 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT ILLUSTRATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRESS, COMMITMENT TO TRANSPARENCY

Published on January 04, 2011 12:00 AM

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today released the CEA 2010 Sustainability Report to highlight the tremendous progress the industry has made in its green initiatives, from designing more energy efficient products to cutting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) at facilities, to developing a national electronics recycling infrastructure.