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A Decade of Energy Savings

September 21, 2023

It’s been 10 years since the pay TV industry released the first report for the U.S. Set-Top Box Voluntary Agreement (STB VA), and the impressive energy savings continue! According to the most recent STB VA report covering the 2022 reporting period, the estimated national footprint of set-top boxes has dropped to 11.9 terawatt-hours per year […]

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Voluntary Agreements Continue to Save Money and the Environment

August 19, 2019

Last week, three important energy efficiency annual reports were released and the results are remarkable. I’m talking about the award-winning Set-top Box (STB) and Small Network Equipment (SNE) Voluntary Agreements (VA) in the United States, and the Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement for Set-top Boxes (CEEVA). These three programs were established in the U.S. and […]

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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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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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