Schwarzenegger to television makers: Go green or stay out of California


First it was the makers of gas-guzzling autos. Next, the Governator came down hard on coal-fired power plants. Now, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has multinational electronics makers in his executive crosshairs. His mission? To rid the Golden State of big, energy-hogging televisions that suck up so much juice in brown-out prone California.

As the Golden State goes, so might go the nation. With what is effectively the eighth-largest economy in the world, California policies can force compliance in consumer electronics manufacturing and drive a green energy agenda like no other state of the union.