EPA Awards DirecTV Energy-Saving 'Gold Star'

DirecTV this week was honored as one of the Environmental Protection Agency's Partners of the Year for leadership in energy efficiency. It was one of 79 companies cited for "sustained excellence," which the EPA defined as demonstrating "remarkable leadership each year in the Energy Star program while remaining committed to environmental protection through superior energy efficiency."  

The EPA said DirecTV and the others collectively helped prevent emissions of more than 300 million metric tons of greenhouse gasses and cut utility bills by $34 billion.  

“I congratulate our Energy Star Partners of the Year for their leadership and commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and taking action that will help us leave a healthier planet for future generations,” EPA administrator Gina McCarthy said. 

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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.