New Energy Star Rules Address Video Game Consoles

Law360, New York (October 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has included new power-saving requirements for video game consoles in the latest draft of its updated Energy Star program set to take effect next summer.

Under the draft standards for computers, the makers of PlayStation, Xbox, Wii and other popular video games would have to redesign their consoles to ensure that they use less than 5 watts of energy when in the sleep or auto-off mode and that they can automatically power down after they go unused, among other requirements....
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