The EU Commission acknowledges the voluntary commitment offered by the EACEM to reduce stand by power use of TVs and VCRs for environmental purposes (European association of consumer electronics manufacturers)

"EACEM scheme to reduce stand by power use of TVs and VCRs receives a comfort letter because of its environmental benefits"* The European association of consumer electronics manufacturers (EACEM) and sixteen of its members, all major manufacturers of televisions and video recorders, made a voluntary commitment to reduce the electricity consumption of televisions and video recorders when they are in “stand by” mode. Although such an agreement between competing manufacturers to act in parallel can be seen as a restriction of competition in breach of Article 85(1) of the Treaty, the environmental benefits of the scheme, the fact that these benefits will be shared with consumers and

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John Finnegan, The EU Commission acknowledges the voluntary commitment offered by the EACEM to reduce stand by power use of TVs and VCRs for environmental purposes (European association of consumer electronics manufacturers), 1 June 1998, e-Competitions Bulletin Commitment Decisions, Art. N° 39471

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