12 Jul '11, 10am

How Many Congressmen Does It Take To Screw Up a Light Bulb?

How Many Congressmen Does It Take To Screw Up a Light Bulb?

Taking Care of the Medium Screw Base The BULB Act -- for "Better Use of Light Bulbs " -- is the latest bright idea from Rep. Joe Barton, the Texas Republican who last year apologized to BP during the Gulf oil spill and more recently questioned whether there is any "medical negative " from mercury or other dangerous air pollutants. This is a dim-watted bill. The BULB Act would repeal the federal lighting efficiency standards that Congress adopted on a bipartisan basis in its 2007 energy legislation, signed by President George W. Bush. The bill would also block any state from setting standards to cut how much juice is used by "medium screw base general service incandescent lamps." It would even block states from setting building construction standards that incorporate efficient lighting. The 2007 energy law ordered a make-over for the old incandescent bulb, which hadn't much...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/07/12/how-many-congress...

Tweets

The Incandescent Bulbs that Comply with the 'Bulb Ban': Take a trip to Home Depot, or browse Amazon.com. There a...

The Incandescent Bulbs that Comply with the 'Bu...

thedailygreen.com 11 Jul '11, 7pm

July 11, 2011 at 3:04PM by Jim DiPeso | comment Today, the House is scheduled to vote on legislation that would repeal lig...

On the Topic of the Edison Bulb Ban

On the Topic of the Edison Bulb Ban

jetsongreen.com 12 Jul '11, 2pm

It’s baffling that the light bulb provision in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (“EISA”) has become such a...

Bulb Bill Fails in Congress, But Debate Will Chug On: A Republican effort to repeal light bulb efficiency stan...

Bulb Bill Fails in Congress, But Debate Will Ch...

greentechmedia.com 13 Jul '11, 12am

Rep. Joe Barton by Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons A Republican effort to repeal light bulb efficiency standards failed...

Light Bulb Shopping Guide for Representative Ba...

switchboard.nrdc.org 12 Jul '11, 1am

During my shopping trip, I found a Philips 72W efficient incandescent bulb for $1.50 at Home Depot.[1] The 100W bulb was c...

So ridiculous. How Many Congressmen Does it Tak...

greentechmedia.com 07 Jul '11, 8pm

The mercury scare propaganda is nonsense. The typical human body can effectively deal with ~1 micro-gram of mercury per da...

Green: House Vote on Light-Bulb Efficiency Repeal

green.blogs.nytimes.com 11 Jul '11, 7pm

The House is expected to vote as early as Monday night on a measure to repeal efficiency standards for light bulbs that ar...

House to Vote on Light-Bulb Repeal

green.blogs.nytimes.com 11 Jul '11, 5pm

The House is expected to vote as early as Monday night on a measure to repeal efficiency standards for light bulbs that ar...

House to Vote on Light-Bulb Repeal: Republicans...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 11 Jul '11, 5pm

The House is expected to vote as early as Monday night on a measure to repeal efficiency standards for light bulbs that ar...

Story Of Bing - Painting With Light.: [12 Jul 2011] We were going to make some "light art"..

Story Of Bing - Painting With Light.: [12 Jul 2...

storyofbing.com 11 Jul '11, 5pm

It was a very cold evening. But we were very excited. We were waiting for sunset. And in a location that was slightly dodg...

If you haven't heard: House members put the kib...

grist.org 13 Jul '11, 3pm

Whether they decided they had more important things to worry about than saving the inefficient lightbulb, or whether they ...

Zombie Light Bulb Legislation Rises from the Dead

Zombie Light Bulb Legislation Rises from the Dead

cleantechnica.com 17 Jul '11, 2pm

If you’ve been following the legislative trail of the pro-incandescent movement , news of the Friday’s victory may come as...

The Light-Bulb Mandate Endures: The effort fail...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 13 Jul '11, 12am

The Light-Bulb Mandate Endures By THE NEW YORK TIMES The House of Representatives has rejected an effort to repeal a requi...

Ban on Incandescent Light Bulb Ban Passes House...

treehugger.com 15 Jul '11, 6pm

Photo credit: James Bowe via Flickr/CC BY Sigh. After rejecting a measure that would have fast-tracked the repeal of a law...

The Light Bulb Ban and Doublethink: Hats off to the American Council for

The Light Bulb Ban and Doublethink: Hats off to...

globalwarming.org 09 Jul '11, 3pm

Next week, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the “BULB Act” (H.R. 91), which would repeal the energy eff...