High-End Gaming PCs Banned in Six US States after California Energy Bill Limits Sales On High Performance PCs.
Why is this... because green energy is not being generated when the sun is down or the wind doesn't blow. Now this is not a complete ban on gaming PC's in California, it's a ban on prebuilt systems that have the high speed processors when the computers are "on and not active". It's a restriction on smaller systems, the more expandability the less the restrictions. There is even a calculation formula and series of guidelines.
"US States California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington have banned the sale of high-end gaming PCs under a new energy bill."
"The California Energy Bill was written in 2017, and recently went into effect. This led to several US States outside of California joining in; effectively banning high-end pre-built gaming PCs."
"The state had recently published a paper looking into the power efficiency of computer gaming. They claim in their findings is that computer gaming in California consumed 4.1 terawatt hours in 2016, costing roughly $700 million USD in energy bills. They list consoles with taking a bulk of the emissions at 66%, and desktop computers at 31%."
.... and not everyone is plugging in their electric/coal fired cars yet, wait till this happens in 2035. "Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order last September to have all new passenger car and truck sales in the state be all-electric by 2035."
First they restrict water usage, then they want to control household thermostats, now you cant even play your online streaming games on a smaller pre built system made by a company in the business of building gaming PC's. No wonder everyone is leaving California.