Well said. We all know who benefit from these regulations at the end of the day. Off topic: I saw 2 window AC at a shop recently. One of them was 2 star rated at 1365W whereas other was 3 star rated at 1220W. The demo guy said that 3 star AC have power consumption below 1300W and hence are priced higher as they save energy. On another shop, I came across a Feb 2013 manufactured (1 year old) 2 star window AC of the same model and brand rated at 1260W.