NYT: Australia Is Seeking Nationwide Shift to Energy-Saving LightBulbs

NYT: Australia Is Seeking Nationwide Shift to Energy-Saving LightBulbs

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Excerpt from New York Times Article:

Australia Is Seeking Nationwide Shift to Energy-Saving Light Bulbs
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/21/business/worldbusiness/21light.html

SYDNEY, Australia, Feb. 20 — Australia looks ready to become the first country to phase out incandescent light bulbs in favor of more energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs, as part of its drive to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.



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  • long fukkin overdue man!!!! LOL

  • I started using them a few months ago. I think they're great. I can't wait for the rest of my old ones to blow so I can replace them, too.

  • I wrote a little bit about this recently too.  Summary: love compact fluorescents but not sure a phasing-out approach is best.

    http://trentini.wordpress.com/2007/02/21/australia-to-phase-out-incandescent-bulbs-by-2010/

  • Shame light is only a tiny fraction of household greenhouse emissions. 3 to 5 per cent depending on whose figures you look at.

    The biggest is transport, and the Australian federal government is doing nothing on that -- if anything, moving backwards by funding huge road projects but nothing in urban rail/public transport.

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