Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Australian Light Bulbs

Dry Bones cartoon: Australia to ban light bulbs.
"Australia today became the first nation to ban traditional light bulbs, requiring that consumers and businesses install high efficiency lighting to cut energy use and fight global warming. A month ago a liberal Los Angeles state assemblyman was widely ridiculed for proposing a similar ban on incandescent bulbs in California. But in this case it's the conservative government of Australian Prime Minister John Howard that is flipping the switch on traditional lighting in a nation of 20 million people. Incandescent light bulbs will be phased out by 2010, cutting Australia's greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 4 million metric tons annually by 2015" -more

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