22 Jul '11, 8pm

First, the GOP reinstated styrofoam cups… now they're trying to get rid of efficient lightbulbs. What's next?

Not content trying to repeal 2007 energy efficiency standards for light bulbs that would save our country $12.5 billion every year, the Republican-led House went so far as to take up legislation Friday that would have forced the government to quit buying, installing or even using any compact florescent bulbs in congressional offices. Never mind that CFLs are 75 percent more efficient than old incandescent bulbs, saving taxpayers about $50 for every single light socket on Capitol Hill. Never mind that CFLs contain less mercury than a watch battery or a couple cans of tuna. Fortunately, Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Glenn “G.T.” Thompson’s ban-the-CFL amendment failed. Rep. Thompson's office tells me his intent wasn't to ban anything (read his amendment for yourself here ) but just to make the government to replace CFLs with new incandescents that are made in America. Sylvani...

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treehugger.com 20 Jul '11, 5pm

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Philips: “Stock Up Now!” On Edison Bulbs: Watch this video. It’s a mash-up of Fox News bashing the light bulb

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jetsongreen.com 22 Jul '11, 11am

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GOP has resumed its idiot war on efficient light bulbs. Facts on light bulbs here:

GOP has resumed its idiot war on efficient ligh...

nrdc.org 25 Jul '11, 12pm

The horse-and-buggy era light bulb we still rely on wastes up to 90 percent of the electricity it consumes as heat, burnin...

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grist.org 22 Jul '11, 2pm

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