Category: Legislation and Legal Issues

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Government Subsidies of CFLs and Planned Obsolescence

From the candlepowerforums.com forum: I do wonder about their performance claims, however. If it were so easy to make incandescents hit into mid double-digit efficiency, why didn’t the manufacturers do…

USA Light Bulb Ban & Light Bulb Efficiency Standards

Federal Budget Bill Will Not Enforce Light Bulb Efficiency Standards

The current version of the bill (H.R.3547 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014) will not allocating funds to implement or enforce the law that is going into effect.  Led by the…

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Anti-Lightbulb Ban Petitions

FreedomLightBulb is now keeping a list of all the petitions that are pushing back against the lightbulb bans.  This list includes petitions from around the world including the USA, the…

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The Light Bulb Legislation New Packaging Requirements

http://thelitehouse.com/bulb For the first time, the label on the front of the package will emphasize the bulb’s brightness as measured in lumens, rather than a measurement of watts. “While watt…

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Is It Getting Dark Yet?

Note:   Excerpt from “How Many Congressmen Does It Take To Screw In A Light Bulb”http://cei.org/op-eds-articles/how-many-congressmen-does-it-take-screw-light-bulb It’s late in the day, and you switch on your lights as you go back…

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The Legislation that De-Funded the “Light Bulb Ban”

I have been in a conversation the last couple days with a couple people where we were trying to find the exact wording of the “rider” that de-funded the “ban”. …

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Industry: Light bulb war a dim idea

Note:  This article was written in December 2011.  I am reprinting it here because some of the insights into the reasoning of Big Energy are eye-opening.  Additionally, the final statement…

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Missouri Bill deems bulb regulations not valid intrastate.

Missouri local state Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger and others have also, January 19, launched a bill 1146, that “Specifies that the intrastate manufacturing of certain incandescent lightbulbs is not subject to…

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Light Bulb Phaseout Worse Than Reported

Posted 01/12/2012 05:15 PM ET | Investors.com Reposted from: sendyourlightbulbstowashington.wordpress.com Environmentalism: As the light bulb phaseout goes into effect, you may be surprised to know the law also requires their…

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Virginia Lawmaker Files Wildly Unconstitutional Bill Seeking To Nullify Federal Lightbulb Standards

By Ian Millhiser | ThinkProgress.org | on Jan 10, 2012 at 9:50 am [Editorial Note:  To state the obvious… Federal law is controlled by two houses of Congress which is…