09 Jul '11, 2am

Don't Dim the Lights on California: Tell Congress Not to Repeal Energy Saving Lighting Standards!

On Monday, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on a measure to repeal federal lighting efficiency standards that benefit consumers by requiring that the common light bulbs we use in our homes use about 30% less energy. These lighting standards which are already in effect in California would be preempted by this House proposal– taking about $100 per year out of the checkbooks of every U.S. household. We need to stop them in their tracks. True to form, California has been leading the way on clean energy . This time, California implemented federal energy standards a year early- and getting the jump on savings for California households. Once fully implemented, the standards will save Americans about $12.5 billion a year – that’s equivalent to reducing the need to build as many as 33 new power plants. Of course, California has a long history of leading the nation i...

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