Some lawmakers believe requiring consumers to buy fluorescent light bulbs is an affront to personal freedom, Associated Press reports.
House Republicans are pushing legislation that would overturn measures in a 2007 energy act requiring efficiency upgrades in the old-fashioned incandescent light bulb, AP writes. They say the new standards, signed into law by President George W. Bush, are a symbol of an overreaching federal government and people should have the right to buy the traditional, cheap and reliable incandescent bulbs, AP writes.
The Obama administration and environmentalists say the new bulbs on the market will save American households billions of dollars in energy costs, AP reports.
What do you say? Is this an issue of personal freedom or a wise way to save energy?
Should the government get rid of incandescent bulbs?
What kind of bulbs do you use?
Are you stocking up on traditional bulbs?
- Henry Unger, The Biz Beat
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