Proposed Rule Rollback: “Relaxing energy-efficiency standards. Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Incandescent Lamps.” Yes, they actually use the word “relaxing”! The proposed changes would eliminate requirements that most light bulbs sold in the United States — not only the familiar, pear-shaped ones, but several other styles as well — to be either LEDs or fluorescent to meet new efficiency standards. The rules to increase light bulb efficiency started in 2007 under President George W. Bush and if the new rule were to start in 2020 as planned, inefficient incandescent bulbs would largely be eliminated. “The light bulb standards are far and away the biggest energy efficiency saver of any standard — aside from vehicle — that the government has ever issued,” said Andrew deLaski, executive director of Appliance Standards Awareness Project.
This rollback proposal is dangerous for our environment, expensive for our pocketbooks and hazardous for our health, and therefore we declare it to be an un-American action.
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