By Brendan Sasso - 08/01/11 05:33 PM EDT
The Energy Department and the EPA would also have to issue a report on the global growth of electronics usage and energy consumption.
The bill would create a new “smart” designation for devices that are designed to limit their energy consumption and impact on the electricity grid.
“Importantly, this legislation helps us green the electronics industry by providing the private sector with reliable standards and incentives and by educating and empowering consumers to make smarter and more efficient choices – all of which help cool the planet,” Honda said in a statement.
The bill is similar to one that Honda introduced last year.