The California Energy Commission is expected to adopt rules this summer requiring retailers by 2011 to sell only TVs that meet guidelines of the federal Energy Star program, which is generally voluntary, reports the Associated Press. The proposal includes labeling that tells California buyers how much of their utility bill goes to powering their TV. The rules would be the country's first mandatory energy standards for televisions and would further tighten in 2013. California utilities and environmental groups say the rules will play a key role in reducing electricity use as consumers buy larger TVs and schools, bars, and restaurants...

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