An economics professor at the University of Westminster in England thinks that the UK should impose a tax on plasma TVs because of the excessive amount of power they consume.
Paul Elkins says that by mandating the tax, plasma TV manufacturers would be motivated to develop more energy efficient sets that would be waived from the excess charge. Of course, who's to say the added cost from the tax wouldn't just reach consumers?In fact, that's probably exactly what would happen. The reason behind the tax proposal is likely because of the UK's failure to even come close to meeting requirements set forth from the Kyoto Protocol.
According to Energy Saving Trust, plasma sets can take up to four times as much electricity than other TVs. "At the very least you might think that government would provide some differential incentives to accelerate the development of more energy efficient diode screens and encourage their take-up," said the professor.
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