House Refuses to Pull Plug on Energy-Efficient Lighting
In a show of support for energy efficiency, the U.S. House of Representatives voted against a bill that would have turned back time on the way Americans light their homes.
Congress voted down the politically named “Better Use of Light Bulbs” (BULB) Act, which was sponsored by Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), on a 233-193 vote, missing by 40 votes the two-thirds majority needed for passage.
Read more about the bill at Alliance to Save Energy's website.
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- Lighting Options for your Home Brochure (1.1 MB PDF)
- Alliance to Save Energy: Talking Points on Light Bulb Efficiency Standards (112 Kb PDF)
- Why the BULB bill is bad for America: Analyses by the American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy and the Appliance Standards Awareness Project shows that better bulbs equal consumer cost savings in every state. (500kb PDF File)