Approval from Energy Star means that the cost of these bulbs could be coming down.
Driven by consumer demand and tech, TV industry significantly improves efficiency of flat screen TVs this decade, according to a CEA-sponsored analysis. But 3D TVs consume more power.
The energy efficient, flat-shaped bulb will now retail for less than $4 in many parts of the US, and for as little as $1.97 in at least one market.
The Department of Energy says it's boosting enforcement of its energy-efficiency standards because some manufacturers are not fully complying.
Even if they haven't installed a solar array in their backyard, Volt drivers could choose to recharge their plug-in hybrid with renewable energy.
General Motors' Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant has received an Energy Star certification for energy efficiency.
Energy Star's new qualification requirements for TVs are stringent enough to exclude many of the largest models.
Electrolux, Kenmore, and LG, are among the first recipients for the new rating, which will be given to the top 5 percent of products in a handful of product categories.
Road Trip at Home: At the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility, scientists hope to generate huge amounts of clean energy by 2020 with a massive laser fusion system.
Nicknamed Cash for Caulkers, a program designed to jump-start home efficiency retrofits is backed by a coalition of companies, contractors, and advocacy groups.