I Want My Green TV

Who knew? There’s a sustainability trap in the cable TV box. Front page report in NYTimes today about the energy-sucking cable TV boxes and allied home entertainment gadgets that are not designed with “green” in mind at all “because nobody asked us to use less [energy],” according to one “box manufacturer.” For all our local efforts at greener behavior, a third-party decision on TV operation turns out to be a built-in power drain. Read Elizabeth Rosenthal’s enlightening report here, and get the NYT if you want more.

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