H.R.5070 - Smart Electronics Act

To assess the potential of smart electronics to reduce home and office electricity demand, to incorporate smart electronics into the Energy Star Program, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To assess the potential of smart electronics to reduce home and office electricity demand, to incorporate smart electronics into the Energy Star Program, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Smart Electronics Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Smart Electronics Act - Requires the Secretary of Energy and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to submit a report to Congress that: (1) assesses the potential for cost-effective integration of smart electronics technologies and capabilities in all products that

Official Summary

Smart Electronics Act - Requires the Secretary of Energy and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to submit a report to Congress that:
(1) assesses the potential for cost-effective integration of smart electronics technologies and capabilities in all products that are reviewed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the EPA for potential designation as Energy Star products;
(2) assesses the growth of consumer electronics utilization and the associated energy consumption;
(3) analyzes the potential energy savings and electricity cost savings that could accrue through specific Energy Star program focus on smart electronics; and
(4) analyzes and ranks the potential of cost-effective smart electronics technologies. Defines \"smart electronics\" to mean consumer electronics with one or more of the following:
(1) power-factor correction;
(2) stand-by power;
(3) communication with smart grid and in-home and networked energy monitoring equipment;
(4) on-demand and variable processing speed semiconductors;
(5) off-peak operation and charging;
(6) low power switchable modes; or
(7) the ability to achieve greater efficiency with multiple functions on semiconductors. Requires the Secretary and the Administrator, to the extent that it is consistent with report findings, to:
(1) develop a smart electronics emphasis as part of the implementation of the Energy Star program; and
(2) establish a Smart Electronics Registry that provides a voluntary mechanism for electronics manufacturers and sellers to register their smart electronics products. Directs the Secretary and the Administrator, in operating the Registry, to work with:
(1) manufacturers to develop testing and verification protocols to ensure that products qualify as smart electronics; and
(2) sellers to develop qualification criteria for smart electronics sales location labeling.

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