- Feb 8, 2011
- Pacific Northwest, USA
- Real Name
I don't think that's quite it. Rather these laws are an attempt to force manufacturers to consider the efficiency of the devices they create....Maybe they just want these folks (miners/reckless global warming deniers) to become someone else's problem?
Yes, this would be more effective at the national or international level, but decision makers at those levels aren't working on this stuff. California is such a huge market that they can effectively force these constraints to be applied nationally, if not globally.
I would expect that the next generation of Alienware machines from Dell will comply with these regulations so that they'll be available in the states (not just CA, but several others) from which they are now excluded.