21 Feb '12, 5pm

Light bulb efficiency rules helped create 1,500 manufacturing jobs in Ohio, says @NRDC

Maybe you’ve heard about the many benefits of the federal lightbulb efficiency standards that went into effect almost two months ago, on January 1st: how the legislation—passed by an large, bipartisan majority in 2007 and signed into law by President George W. Bush—will save the average American household at least $85 a year—kind of a stimulus package in your light socket. Or, how, nationwide, it will eliminate the need for 30 new power plants, whose construction would further jack up electric costs. Maybe you’ve heard how, each year, the standards will prevent 10-million-cars-worth of global-warming- and air pollution from entering our fragile atmosphere and, also importantly, our children’s developing lungs. Probably, though, you haven’t heard the other good news about the federal light bulb standard. It’s creating jobs in Ohio. According to a new report NRDC just releas...

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