08 Jul '11, 4pm

Report: Repeal of Lighting Standards Would Jeopardize $12.5 Billion in Consumer Savings

WASHINGTON (July 8, 2011) – With Congress about to consider eliminating 2007 lighting efficiency standards before they even take effect, a new analysis shows the standards would save the country more than $12.5 billion annually when fully implemented in 2020. Americans’ energy costs would be reduced by an average of 7 percent or about $85 per household each and every year when the standards are fully in place, according to the analysis. More efficient light bulbs also would eliminate the need for 33 large power plants – and the pollution they would generate - according to the analysis. For the full analysis with state-by-state breakdowns of savings, please see: http://www.nrdc.org/energy/files/betterbulbs.pdf “Clearly, consumers, the economy and the environment will suffer if these standards are repealed,” said Jim Presswood, NRDC’s federal energy policy director. “It also...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2011/110708.asp

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