Bad news if you love big tellies and hate rainforests, polar bears and little innocent babies – plasma TVs are at risk of being banned by the EU for being unenvironmentally friendly. They’re being branded ‘the 4x4s of the living room’ because they use up to four times more energy than CRT TVs and still significantly more than LCD TVs.
Only the worst of the worst will be phased out though, whilst the others will receive an energy star rating, so you’re aware of how much juice your telly is likely to suck. It’s a further progression from the banning of 100W incandescent bulbs last week, which explains why I had to go to three different shops last weekend to find one. If only I knew…[via The Telegraph]