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Energy-efficient light bulb deadline delayed in Canada

The Canadian Press – Posted: Apr 15, 2011 The federal government wants to delay by two years its deadline requiring all new light bulbs sold in Canada to be energy efficient. A newly published notice says the current deadline in … Continue reading

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Texas aglow with effort to save the incandescent bulb

Irritated with federal regulation, Republicans hope a state law will get around a national mandate to replace old-fashioned bulbs with more efficient lamps. By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times, July 9, 2011 It doesn’t have the ring of “Remember the … Continue reading

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Germans Hoarding Traditional Light Bulbs

From the German newspaper ‘Der Spiegel’: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,638494,00.html (July 27th 2009) The staggered phase out of energy-wasting light bulbs begins on Sept. 1 in Germany. The unpopularity of the energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs that will replace them is leading consumers and retailers … Continue reading

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New Zealand scraps ban on traditional lightbulbs

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/december2008/nz_scraps_lightbulb_ban.htm The standard low cost, low pollution incandescent light bulb had been banned in New Zealand but on Wednesday the NZ Goverment announced an end to the ban. There have been concerns raised around the world about the high-energy costs … Continue reading

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