FTA: adopt an universal charger for mobile phones and tablets, as well.
It includes tablets. Hell, it mentions that they're mandating a universal standard for laptop powersupplies, which given the difference between a 'notebook' and a gaming laptop seems a bit premature. 80W vs 200W is a big change.
I agree. My work laptop is a "desktop replacement" and uses a 250 watt power supply. It's the same length and width as a red clay brick(perhaps a little more), but a little under half the height. I can't imagine requiring someone with a net-book to use this. It probably weighs more than most smaller laptops do.
I didn't read TFA, but glanced at the first part of it that you quoted. It's not clear if they mean that phones all need to use one kind of charger and tablets need to use their own separate standard. Or if they mean that both tablets and phones need to be both share the same charger requirements. I can see making two separate required standards. One for tablets and one for phones.
Also in reference to your previous comment:
you're using higher power chargers for lower power devices, which generally uses more resources
That's not necessarily true. If you are taxing a charger to its limit, there will be a lot more waste heat. Using a charger that is running at half its max will generally be more efficient. The device is only going to draw the maximum it can, nothing more. If you have a device that draws .5 watts, that's all it will draw from a charger. Even one that can deliver twice that. Minus losses to resistance etc. As long as the voltage matches the device, it will only draw the max amps it can.