20 Jul '11, 2pm

Light Bulb Madness: A New Case Study in Right Wing Misinformation

Light Bulb Madness: A New Case Study in Right Wing Misinformation

The bulb ban rhetoric is a deliberate misrepresentation of a provision of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (ESIA) that sets efficiency standards for general-purpose screw-in incandescent light bulbs. The new standards—for what the industry calls “medium screw-based bulbs”—are set to take effect in January. Major lighting manufacturers helped draft the new standards so that they could avoid a patchwork of state standards. They are fighting the repeal proposal because it threatens to strand the investments they have made to retool and produce lighting products that meet the standards. In addition to claiming that the incandescent bulb is being banned and that we are all going to be forced to use compact fluorescent lighting (CFL), Barton is also saying that bulbs meeting the new standards are cost prohibitive. Again, not true. A Philips incandescent bulb that me...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/light-bulb-madness-new-case-stu...

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