Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Australia To Outlaw Traditional Light Bulbs

This makes total sense. See my post below. If we agree, and I think almost everybody does, that we should cut petrol use and become more efficient in energy use, and pollute less - than this is the kind of regulation we need.

(AP) The Australian government on Tuesday announced plans to phase out incandescent light bulbs and replace them with more energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs across the country. Legislation to gradually restrict the sale of the old-style bulbs could reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions by 4 million tons by 2012 and cut household power bills by up to 66 percent, said Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

More like this! The rest of the article is here

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