The Consumer Electronics Association announced last week that it is considering pulling out of the Environmental Protection Agencyʼs Energy Star program, saying that new testing requirements and other changes make participation too costly. As of January 2011, the voluntary program requires companies to have their productsʼ energy usage tested in third-party labs. Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY) sent a letter April 27 to Administrator Lisa Jackson contending that the third-party certification may be unjustified and counterproductive.