Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Ban the Bulb!

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).

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