There have been a good deal of inaccurate and misleading reports in the news lately about the upcoming incandescent phase out. In fact, even NBC Nightly News got it wrong when they recently said that the government is requiring people to switch to CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps).
The buzz is all about the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007), signed by George W. Bush. The law was designed to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions. Part of that law involves new standards for light bulbs (called “lamps” in the lighting industry). The first step toward implementing those standards is set to go into effect in just a little over 9 months (January 1, 2012), hence the recent news reports.
This week, we are going to publish a series of blog posts to educate you all about the upcoming phase out. We’ll write a post a day (details about new legislation do not exactly make for light reading).
By the end of the week, you will be an expert. At the very least, you’ll be better informed than NBC’s Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent! (more…)