19 Dec '11, 5am

Congress Blocks Lighbulb Efficiency Standards with Spending Bill | Care2 Causes

Congress Blocks Lighbulb Efficiency Standards with Spending Bill | Care2 Causes

Under a 2007 energy law signed by President George W. Bush, the United States. was poised to cut energy use and climate pollution equivalent to 17 million cars by retiring the incandescent light bulb. Last week, Congress blocked those regulations from going into effect as planned next month by inserting language into the spending bill that averted a federal government shutdown on Friday. While Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) referred to the rider as “another poke in the eye ” and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) credited the postponement of efficiency standards to “…the power of Michele Bachmann and the presidential campaign ,” the rider only preserves the 100-watt incandescent temporarily, until October 2012. According to The Wilderness Society , the irony of defending the 135-year-old incandescent technology is that light bulb manufacturers supported the new regulations. Consumers ...

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