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Lawsuit in US challenging federal government’s rollback on energy performance standards for light bulbs

Lawsuit in US challenging federal government’s rollback on energy performance standards for light bulbs

The US federal government is actively rolling back on  its energy and climate policies. Only this week President Trump confirmed it will leave the Paris climate agreement next year, the earliest date possible to withdraw. The federal government is also challenging California on fuel efficiency standards.  The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has now recently … Continue reading

Proposal to reverse an Obama-era rule affecting efficiency standards for certain types of lightbulbs will have serious impact on long-term energy and climate objectives

Proposal to reverse an Obama-era rule affecting efficiency standards for certain types of lightbulbs will have serious impact on long-term energy and climate objectives

Globally, there has been considerable success in improving the efficiency of lightbulbs through energy performance and labelling standards. The current administration in Washington is proposing to reverse a 2017 decision to expand the types of bulbs covered under stronger standards. Manufacturers argue the stronger 2017 standards were put in place illegally, but the process-driven debate … Continue reading

The humble light bulb meets the 21st century

The humble light bulb meets the 21st century

Nadja Popovich writes in the New York Times about the lightbulb revolution underway in the United States. Fortunately, it is global.   America’s Light Bulb Revolution Solar panels and wind turbines get a lot of attention, but a more inconspicuous instrument is helping to reshape America’s energy economy right now: The humble light bulb. Over … Continue reading