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Apr 30, 2015
CEA Announces New Record for eCycling Leadership Initiative: 660 Million Pounds Recycled in 2014

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced a new milestone for consumer electronics (CE) recycling under the eCycling Leadership Initiative (ELI): The responsible recycling of 660 million pounds of electronics in the United States in 2014, the CE industry’s highest ever annual total. The U.S. is now recycling CE products in record numbers, according to the Fourth Annual Report of the eCycling Leadership Initiative – a CE industry effort, led by CEA, to increase collaboration among CE manufacturers, retailers, collectors, recyclers, non-governmental organizations and governments at all levels and to continue to increase the industry's sustainability efforts. “Since the first year of the eCycling Leadership Initiative, we’ve continued to see strong gains in the amount of electronics recycled and resources available for consumers to recycle their old devices,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. Full Release

Apr 29, 2015
CEA Praises Senate, House Introduction of USA FREEDOM Acts

The following statement is attributed to Michael Petricone, senior vice president for government affairs at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the introduction of the Senate USA FREEDOM Act by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT); and the House USA FREEDOM Act by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) and Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Jerry Nadler (D-NY): “We applaud these lawmakers for introducing common sense reforms to our nation’s intelligence gathering programs. Their legislation will restore trust in American services and products and preserve our competitiveness worldwide, while continuing to protect our national security." Full Release

Apr 29, 2015
CEA Praises Senators for Introduction of the PATENT Act of 2015

Legislation will curb patent trolls’ legalized extortion, save U.S. economy $80 billion a year
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the introduction of the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship (PATENT) Act of 2015 by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mike Lee (R-UT): “We thank Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Leahy, and Senators Cornyn, Schumer, Hatch, Klobuchar and Lee for their commitment to comprehensive patent reform. This bipartisan, common-sense bill will close legal loopholes used by those who abuse our patent system." Full Release

Apr 28, 2015
New Category Excitement Drives Increase in Consumer Sentiment Toward Tech Spending

Consumer confidence toward technology spending increased in April, while consumer sentiment toward the overall economy saw a slight decline, according to the latest data released today by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®. Full Release

Apr 24, 2015
CEA Applauds Senate Finance Committee on TPA Progress

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015), bicameral legislation to renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA): “We thank the Senate Finance Committee members for working diligently on TPA, which seeks a modern approach to trade agreements for a robust digital economy and growth of the Internet – both vital to American innovation." Full Release

Apr 23, 2015
CEA Applauds Reps Blackburn, Eshoo for Bipartisan "Protecting the Rights of Musicians" Act

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, praising U.S. Representatives Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) for introducing the bipartisan "Protecting the Rights of Musicians" Act: “By prohibiting the Federal Communications Commission from imposing the inclusion of radio tuners in mobile devices, this new bill recognizes that consumers and technology innovators - not the government or analog radio broadcasters - are best positioned to determine the functions and features of cutting-edge mobile devices." Full Release

Apr 23, 2015
CEA: Telecommuting, e-Commerce Cut U.S. Energy Usage and GHG Emissions

Our use of consumer electronics (CE) for telecommuting and common e-commerce activities such as e-reading is lowering the country’s energy use and reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to new research released today by the Consumer Electronics Association(CEA)®. “While innovation is constantly developing more energy efficient consumer electronics, the very use of these devices for activities such as teleworking and e-commerce is also leading to significant environmental benefits,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. Full Release

Apr 20, 2015
A Bright Future for Installed Technologies: CEA Study Says Tech Becoming a Central Component of New Construction

According to the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA)® 13th Annual State of Builder Technology Market Study, the market for built-in home technology is experiencing strong growth and becoming an important differentiator in new home construction. The study found that eight in ten builders now offer clients features like structured wiring (84 percent), home theater (80 percent) and monitored security systems (80 percent). Full Release

Apr 20, 2015
CEA Member Companies Earn 2015 ENERGY STAR Award Honors

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® is proud to congratulate its member companies honored tonight with 2015 ENERGY STAR Awards, given to a select group of organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. “These companies have gone above and beyond to ensure we have more energy efficient products and services on the market,” said Douglas Johnson, vice president of technology policy, CEA. Full Release

Apr 16, 2015
CEA Honors Revolution Chairman and CEO Steve Case and Congressman Bob Goodlatte as Digital Patriots

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® honored Internet pioneer and Revolution Chairman and CEO Steve Case along with U.S. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) for their instrumental roles in supporting and advancing technology innovation at CEA’s 11th annual Digital Patriots Dinner held Tuesday night, April 14 in Washington, D.C. The Digital Patriots Dinner kicked off a week of exciting technology policy events in D.C., aimed at showcasing the importance of innovation to members of Congress and the D.C. tech policy community. Other event highlights included CEA’s Lobby Day to advocate for pro-innovation policies, and CES on the Hill, a technology exhibit that brought the excitement of the CEA-owned and produced International CES® to the nation’s capital. Full Release

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