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There are 12 blogs written by Debbie Fitzgerald.

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#EEDay2018

October 5, 2018

Today is Energy Efficiency Day, a collaborative effort of regional and national organizations working to promote energy efficiency. CableLabs has been a strong supporter of energy efficiency for many years and is involved in a number of related initiatives: CableLabs leads the technical efforts for three highly impactful energy efficiency Voluntary Agreements (VA) in North […]

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Webinar Recap: Energy Efficiency Through Industry Action

August 29, 2018

Last week, Mark Hess (Senior VP, Comcast), Doug Johnson (VP Technology Policy, CTA), and I jointly presented a webinar on the energy efficiency voluntary agreements (VAs) in place in the US and Canada for set-top boxes and small network equipment.  This public webinar attracted attendance from across the industry and government organizations. But don’t fret […]

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Another Year – Another Impressive Result for Voluntary Energy Initiatives

August 16, 2018

It’s that time again! Its annual report season for three very important voluntary energy efficiency initiatives in the US and Canada: The award-winning US Set-top Box Voluntary Agreement (US STB VA) The US Small Network Equipment Voluntary Agreement (US SNE VA) The Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement (CEEVA) for Set-top Boxes What are voluntary agreements […]

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Set-Top Box Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement: Extended, Expanded, and Exceeding Expectations

March 19, 2018

Last week, NCTA and CTA announced that the highly successful Set-Top Box Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement (STB VA) has been renewed for another four-year term. This is great news for consumers and the environment because it includes new commitments and more stringent energy efficiency levels for Set-Top Boxes. Extended The original STB VA was established […]

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Savin’ Some Rosenfelds

September 7, 2017

Have you ever heard of a Rosenfeld? The Rosenfeld metric was created in 2010 and named after Art Rosenfeld, a former Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Scientist and former California Energy Commissioner known as “the godfather of energy efficiency”. It is a unit of energy savings representing 3 billion kilowatt-hours per year, which is also equivalent […]

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Canada Launches STB Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement

January 17, 2017

CableLabs is excited about a new initiative announced today in Canada to address energy efficiency of set-top boxes, much like the voluntary agreements that have been established in the US and Europe.  The Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement (CEEVA) for Set-top boxes includes the 5 largest Pay TV service providers and covers over 88% of […]

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Getting Better Every Year!

August 18, 2016

Last week, the Pay-TV Industry released two very important Annual Reports related to Energy Efficiency initiatives in the United States.  And the results were very good! The Set-Top Box Voluntary Agreement released its third Annual Report.  In 2015, the report estimated that the Voluntary Agreement reduced national set-top box annual energy consumption by 5.1 TWh […]

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Industry Set-Top Box Voluntary Agreement Initiative Wins Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award

June 28, 2016

Last week, at the 2016 Environmental Leader Conference, the Set-Top Box Voluntary Agreement (STB VA) received special recognition to reduce energy consumption related to set-top boxes in consumers’ homes.  The Environmental Leader Top Project of the Year Award is a program recognizing excellence in projects that provide companies and consumers with environmental, sustainability and energy […]

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