Monday, March 26, 2007

Flourescent bulbs may become the new standard by law

A report in the March 26 N&O pushes the idea of replacing old style incandescent bulbs with new efficient fluorescent ones and discusses a new House bill North Carolina is considering that would eliminate the sale of old style bulbs by year 2016. The article also states "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the fluorescent bulbs use two-thirds the energy of incandescents and last up to 10 times longer."

Read the entire article for more news...
News and Observer
March 26, 2007
Ryan Teague Beckwith, Dan Kane, Jane Ruffin and J. Andrew Curliss, Staff Writers

Lawmakers put energy into limits on light bulbs

When Rep. Pricey Harrison saw Al Gore's Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," a light bulb went on over her head.

It wasn't an incandescent bulb, but a fluorescent.

At the end of the movie, a list of tips on cutting carbon emissions includes switching to the new compact energy-efficient bulbs at home.

Harrison, a Greensboro Democrat, did that. Now she wants to go one step further, and eliminate incandescent bulbs around the state within a decade. Read more...

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