Environmental Issues: Energy
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- Your Guide to More Efficient and Money-Saving Light Bulbs: 75-Watt Equivalent Light Bulbs
- In 2007, Congress passed minimum energy efficiency standards for everyday light bulbs that will reduce consumers' energy bills by $13 billion per year, or $100 per household per year, and save 30 power plants worth of electricity annually once the standards are in full effect. These standards do not ban incandescent light bulbs -- they simply require them to be more efficient and go into effect in stages. The first year of the standards went smoothly and we expect a similar hassle free transition to better-performing 75-watt equivalent light bulbs. Get document in pdf.
- Shedding New Light on the U.S. Energy Efficiency Standards For Everyday Light Bulbs
- In 2007, the U.S. Congress adopted energy efficiency standards for new screw-based light bulbs. Beginning in 2012, these standards phase out the inefficient incandescent light bulb that dates back more than 125 years, and require new bulbs to use 25 to 30 percent less energy. As there are more than 4 billion screw-based sockets in the United States, the transition to more efficient light bulbs will provide massive national benefits. Get document in pdf.
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- Efficient Appliances Save Energy -- and Money
- A consumer's guide to buying energy efficient appliances and electronics.