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Obama Toughens Rules for Some Lighting

Posted By admin On June 30, 2009 @ 4:01 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

KATE GALBRAITH
NY Times [1]
Tuesday 30th June, 2009

President Obama announced tougher energy efficiency requirements for certain types of fluorescent and incandescent lighting on Monday, the latest step in the administration’s push to cut the country’s energy use.

The new rule , scheduled to take effect in 2012, will cut the amount of electricity used by affected lamps by 15 to 25 percent and save $1 billion to $4 billion a year for consumers, the White House said.

“Now I know light bulbs may not seem sexy,” Mr. Obama said, “but this simple action holds enormous promise because 7 percent of all the energy consumed in America is used to light our homes and our businesses.”

Of the two types of lighting covered by Monday’s announcement, the most important is “general service fluorescent lamps,” which commonly take the form of tubular office lights (but do not include the squiggly compact fluorescents commonly found in home lamps).


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[1] NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/30/business/energy-environment/30light.html?_r=1&ref=business

[2] Brussels: Old-school lightbulbs to be gone by 2012: http://www.prisonplanet.com/brussels-old-school-lightbulbs-to-be-gone-by-2012.html

[3] Traditional lightbulbs banned by EU: http://www.prisonplanet.com/traditional-lightbulbs-banned-by-eu.html

[4] Consumer groups call for end to EU light bulb ban: http://www.prisonplanet.com/consumer-groups-call-for-end-to-eu-light-bulb-ban.html

[5] CFL Bulbs Contain Harmful Chemicals, Damage Your Skin: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cfl-bulbs-contain-harmful-chemicals-damage-your-skin.html

[6] Obama to let states issue tougher rules on emissions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-to-let-states-issue-tougher-rules-on-emissions.html

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