NRDC Expert Blog

Future Reality: Set-Top Box Energy Use to Shrink Another 20%

The amount of energy consumed by the set-top boxes used to access pay TV in our homes is due to go down another 20 percent due to new commitments made by leading service providers such as Comcast, AT&T, and Dish Network.

California to Get New Light Bulb Efficiency Standards Jan. 1

One of the least energy efficient products in modern history, the incandescent light bulb dating back to the days of Thomas Edison, is about to be permanently retired in California as of Jan. 1, 2018, and in 2020 for the rest of the nation.

LED Lighting Could Save Developing Countries $40 Billion/yr.

Developing and emerging economies could save $40 billion worth of electricity and prevent 320 million metric tonnes of carbon pollution annually simply by transitioning to LED lighting, according to estimates from United Nation’s Environment.

National Energy Use for TV Set-Top Boxes Down by 23 Percent

More than 90 million U.S. households have one or more set-top boxes connected to their televisions and these boxes from service providers like Comcast, AT&T, and Dish Network nationally consume lots of electricity every year.

Energy Efficiency: A Big Loser in Trump’s Proposed Budget

The Trump administration’s just-released federal budget proposal took a sledgehammer to our nation’s energy efficiency and clean energy programs.