Comments on: How many politicians does it take to NOT change a light bulb? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/07/13/how-many-politicians-does-it-take-to-not-change-a-light-bulb/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: peterdub http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/07/13/how-many-politicians-does-it-take-to-not-change-a-light-bulb/comment-page-1/#comment-348717 Sat, 10 Dec 2011 16:26:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=19977#comment-348717 RE How many politicians does it take to NOT change a light bulb?

Rather:
How many politicians or bureaucrats should it take to change a light bulb?
None.

How many citizens should be allowed to choose?
Everyone.

The 45 lumen per Watt end-regulation DOES BAN all known general service incandescents, including touted halogens (that only reach around 25 lumens per W)
A simple cheap effective technology to produce bright broad spectrum light is thereby destroyed.

Besides,
apart from affecting people’s product choice,
the actual switchover savings are not that great anyway =
less than 1% of overall energy use, and 1-2% grid electricity is saved, as shown by USA Dept of Energy, EU statistics and other official information
http://ceolas.net/#li171x
with alternative and more meaningful ways to save energy in generation, grid distribution or consumption.

Light bulbs don’t burn coal or release CO2.
Power plants might.
If there’s a problem – deal with the problem,
rather than a token ban on simple safe light bulbs,
light bulbs that people obviously like to use
(or there would not be a “need” to ban them)

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By: coyotle http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/07/13/how-many-politicians-does-it-take-to-not-change-a-light-bulb/comment-page-1/#comment-348174 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 02:48:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=19977#comment-348174 The Grande Old Party is for sale.

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By: UCantBeSerious http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2011/07/13/how-many-politicians-does-it-take-to-not-change-a-light-bulb/comment-page-1/#comment-348164 Thu, 14 Jul 2011 04:00:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=19977#comment-348164 These guys are such hypocritical idiots. How in the heck can you be against something like this? They find fault with this type of government intervetion, but they want the govt to tell you that you cant watch porn? The grand ole party is in a very sad state these days.

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