In January 2012, the California Energy Commission approved a regulation placing performance requirements on battery chargers:
At the time of writing the final regulatory text is not available. Further updates to follow.
Michael Kirschner is President of Design Chain Associates (DCA). DCA provides services that help Electronics OEMs and other product manufacturers increase engineering, procurement, and production efficiency, product and operational environmental performance, and corporate profitability by ensuring that the right decisions about supply base and the environment are made during the earliest stages of the product lifecycle, and are built-in to corporate strategies and tactics.