Australia to Ban All Plasmas

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And it looks like it just might happen, which would spell bad news for the gadget gurus down under. ABC Australia claims that If a revised Australian energy rating guide gets passed, then all current plasma televisions would be banned from sale by 2011. That's right, all plasmas and even many power-hungry LCDs would be taken off store shelves due to their high energy consumption. But listen to this, it gets worse.


Tim O'Keefe, Australia's Digital Suppliers Industry Forum coordinator, believes that due to the country's/continent's small purchasing power, the energy requirements imposed will not be met by TV manufacturers. Well, here's to hoping that the manufacturers hear the energy-conscious cry of Australia, and produce some more energy-efficient TVs.[ABC via The Raw Feed]

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"Island nation"?? C'mon people, it's a friggin continent, and a big ass one at that. Sparsely populated of course, but big nonetheless.

Also don't forget that the Aussies have been for the last 5-10 years basking in the radiation of the ozone hole we all created through our incessant use of energy to power all these fancy gadgets. So don't blame them for "overreacting" here.