Fortunately, television manufacturers were prepared for the new standards and will be selling qualifying TVs beginning November 1.
These new TVs will be up to 30% more energy efficient. According to the EPA, if all televisions sold in the U.S. met the new Energy Start requirements, we could save $1 billion in energy costs and reduce greenhouse gases equivalent to taking 1 million cars off the road.
If you are interested in buying a new TV during the holidays, make sure to check out Energy Star's website HERE. You can see their requirements and search for models that meet the new standards.