Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Posted by Evan O'Neil
Australia, like the United States, may never ratify the Kyoto Protocol, but its government just announced a bright idea for reducing carbon emissions: mandatory phase-out of incandescent light bulbs. The old bulbs will be replaced by longer-lasting compact fluorescent bulbs that are more energy efficient. The top-down, market-based legislation will "gradually restrict the sale of the old-style bulbs" (AP).