19 Dec '11, 4pm

Light bulb manufacturers unhappy with Republican intervention

19 Dec 2011: Light Bulb Manufacturers Unhappy With Republican Intervention U.S. light bulb manufacturers are displeased that Republican lawmakers have delayed efforts to introduce more efficient bulbs , a move that was supposed to have taken effect January 1. According to the Web site, Politico , bulb manufacturers like General Electric, Philips, and Osram Sylvania have been planning for four years to meet the new efficiency standards, which would have banned 100-watt bulbs and required other incandescent bulbs to be 30 percent more energy-efficient. But in negotiating a year-end spending bill last week, Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate included language that blocks the Energy Department form enforcing those rules at least until Sept. 30, 2012. Many Republicans argue that dictating what kinds of light bulbs Americans can buy is an infringement on thei...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/light_bulb_manufacturers_unha...

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