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)