19 Dec '11, 6pm

New Energy Efficient Lighting Puts People to Work

New Energy Efficient Lighting Puts People to Work

Deep in the heart of America’s rust belt a new generation of companies is riding a wave of job-creating lighting technologies as new federal lighting efficiency standards are phased in starting next month. In Ohio, the birthplace of Thomas Edison and home to light bulb manufacturers GE and TCP, engineering, production and installation jobs are being created as an tsunami of new lighting products pours into home and business markets. Despite Congressional Republicans' last minute efforts to undermine new light bulb efficiency standards (read NRDC's Kit Kennedy's blog here ), the money-saving law remains in place and takes effect on January 1 as planned. That's good for American consumers--and for American workers and their companies. Take Venture Lighting Intl , for instance, an Ohio company that makes many of the industrial strength energy efficient metal halide lights tha...

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