Obama Gets Tough On Lightbulbs

I guess this goes under the heading of leaving no stone unturned but if I were President Obama I would have let someone else make this announcement.

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.”

I understand that the rule regulating the type of light bulb that I’ll be required to buy is not effective until 2012. I’ll get on board then.

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