One outcome of the voluntary Set-Top Box Energy Conservation Agreement that NCTA and CEA announced in Dec is the creation of a steering committee to ensure that efforts are on track ( Cfax , 12/7). During the 1st committee meeting last week, Comcast svp, premises technology Steve Reynolds was elected chmn. Jeff Dygert, AT&T's exec dir of public policy, was elected secretary, and DirecTV engineering dir Steve Dulac will serve as treasurer. “We remain confident that the voluntary agreement will accomplish real and significant energy savings for millions of Americans well before any government proceeding could,” a joint blog post said. The Dept of Energy continues to explore a rulemaking about setting standards for set-tops.