Big-screen TVs may be outlawed
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By Angela Gregory

New Zealand may ban some of the largest plasma televisions from being imported into the country if they fail to meet energy performance standards.

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority is investigating the energy performance of televisions, particularly those using plasma or LCD technology.

The Crown entity implements Government strategies for energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy in the private and public sectors.

Products manager Terry Collins said the authority was continually looking into products that used electricity or gas to assess their energy consumption and in cases decide whether they should be allowed into the country.

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