14 Nov '17, 3pm

After 139 years, General Electric stops making light bulbs

After 139 years, General Electric stops making light bulbs

In 2007 President George W. Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act, which among other things, was intended “to move the United States toward greater energy independence and security, to increase the production of clean renewable fuels, to protect consumers, to increase the efficiency of products, buildings, and vehicles." Americans have been blaming President Obama ever since for taking away their incandescent light bulbs. Now, almost exactly ten years later, John Flannery, the new head of General Electric, has announced that they are out of the bulb business. Many are outraged, blaming Obama and the EPA, writing comments like "another American industry lost, gone to China. The EPA demanded the change from filament to fluorescent to save energy. Now LEDs, invented here, now made in China." But their outrage is misplaced. Indeed, GE has a long history in the b...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/after...

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