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Obama Announces New Energy Standards for Lighting
WASHINGTON -- Aiming to keep the focus on climate change legislation, President Barack Obama put a plug in for administration efforts to make lamps and lighting equipment use less energy.
The president also said he was speeding the delivery of $346 million in economic stimulus money to help improve energy efficiency in new and existing commercial buildings.
The White House is working to keep energy in the spotlight even as Congress takes a break this week for the July 4 holiday. Obama has spent the past few days pressuring the Senate to follow the House while also seeking to show that the administration is making quick, clear progress on energy reform without legislation.
Originally posted by jibeho
reply to post by Walkswithfish
Better yet. 85% of the CFL bulbs manufactured are made in China. China is exempt from Kyoto and is slated to build 500 coal plants within the next 10 years. That is one new coal plant every 4 days. Hmmmm. Lets clean up the air in the Obamasphere and dirty it up everywhere else. This must be how we are going to pay China back for financing our debt.
God forbid Obama build clean coal plants in the US to put people to work and to stabilize local economies and lower energy rates during these difficult economic times.
Originally posted by Soylent Green Is People
...and you know that most people will not dispose of the CFL's in the proper manner. If every bulb in the U.S. was a CFL bulb, that would mean a lot more mercury in our landfills, and eventually in our soil.
Until a CFL is developed that does not include mercury, I would not consider them truly environmentally friendly.
[edit on 6/29/2009 by Soylent Green Is People]