Friday, February 11, 2011

Save The Light Bulb

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Get involved and protect your right to buy any product you want. Government should have no right to ban the light bulb under the constitution. Please read on...


From Freedom Action

Freedom Action this week launched a national grassroots campaign to repeal the ban on incandescent light bulbs that is scheduled to begin on January 1, 2012. Supporters of repealing the ban are being invited to sign a petition to Congress at ban on standard incandescent bulbs was included in comprehensive anti-energy legislation passed by the Democratic-controlled Congress and signed into law by Republican President George W. Bush in 2007. The chief sponsors of the ban were Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) and Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.).

Rep. Upton, now Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has said that his committee will hold a hearing on the ban, but he has not promised to repeal it, as was erroneously reported in the press in December. The 2007 law makes the sale of standard incandescent 100-watt bulbs illegal as of January 1, 2012, 75-watt bulbs as of January 1, 2013, and 60- and 40-watt bulbs as of January 1, 2014.

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1 comment:

Panta Rei said...

Good initiative...
All lights have advantages and disadvantages, none should be banned just for using more energy.

Even if there were energy savings:
Citizens pay for the electricity they use,
there is no energy shortage justifying usage limitation on citizens,
and if there was a shortage of finite coal/oil/gas, their price rise
limits their use anyway - without legislation.
Emissions? Light bulbs don't give out CO2 gas -power plants might.
If there is an energy supply/emissions problem - deal with the problem! has extensive research on why the regulation arguments are wrong,
including that the supposed energy savings are not there anyway,
with US Dept of Energy references
Under 1% overall energy savings from efficiency regulations on incandescent lights.