Energy

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U.S. Set-Top Box Voluntary Agreement Cuts Energy Use by 50 Percent

August 24, 2021

It’s that time of year again! The annual reports for the energy efficiency voluntary agreements (VAs) have been published. Every year, I think energy savings will plateau because it obviously takes some energy to power our set-top boxes and cable modems. Yet, once again, the annual reports have revealed another set of amazing accomplishments! U.S. […]

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In Honor of Earth Day: CableLabs and Kyrio Offices Now Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

April 22, 2021

At CableLabs, we pride ourselves on our commitment to sustainability in every aspect of our work. At our headquarters in Louisville, Colorado we recently subscribed to Windsource, a program offered by Xcel Energy that ensures our office is powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Our engagement with Windsource was part of a broader discussion with […]

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Set-Top Box Voluntary Agreement Tightens Energy Allowances and Extends Term

April 8, 2021

CableLabs, CTA and NCTA are pleased to announce that the award-winning Set-Top Box Voluntary Agreement (STB VA) has been extended by four years, along with introducing a new tier of allowances that will reduce energy consumption of set-top boxes by at least another 20 percent. The STB VA has been a true success story since […]

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Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreements Helped Pave the Way for Increased Remote Access

August 19, 2020

We’re enduring crazy times in 2020! Because of COVID-19, the world has shifted to learning, working and playing at home for months at a time—and residential cable networks have successfully handled the load. One key reason that networks have managed so well is because cable service providers build for the future: The majority of cable […]

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Canada Launches a Small Network Equipment Voluntary Agreement

December 19, 2019

CableLabs is pleased to announce that an energy efficiency voluntary agreement for Small Network Equipment (SNE) was launched today in Canada. This is the second category of equipment in the Canadian Energy Efficiency Voluntary Agreement (CEEVA) program, which was initiated in 2017 to improve the energy efficiency of Set-Top Boxes (STB). The new CEEVA SNE, […]

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The Case for Gridmetrics, SAGA and Grid Cybersecurity

October 31, 2019

Today, the electrical grid is essentially blind. Particularly, in the distribution portion (think the last mile to your home). For all the talk of sensors and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), there’s a distinct lack of visibility into the status of power availability and quality in the last miles of the electrical distribution grid. (Note […]

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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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#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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