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CFL Bulbs, a Congressman in a Tiger Suit

February 26, 2011 by

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And Harry Reid’s Proposal to End Legalized Prostitution in Nevada By Peter Gadiel I dropped a light bulb yesterday; a CFL “energy saving” type with mercury in it. The kind which our heroes in Congress are forcing us to use by outlawing the manufacture of the old, reliable, and safe incandescent bulbs. Well, the thing […]

CBS ‘Early Show’ Touts Government Banning Incandescent Light Bulbs

February 1, 2011 by

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By Kyle Drennen At the top of the 7:30AM ET half hour on Monday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Chris Wragge happily proclaimed: “After 130 years, [Thomas] Edison’s invention is basically being phased out….The government is replacing the incandescent bulb with a much more energy efficient light.” Wragge portrayed the government ban as a new “choice” […]

How Many Hazmat Suits Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

January 26, 2011 by

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By Diane Katz I find it absolutely incredible that something that is supposed to be so good is so incredibly bad…..TonyfromOz. Lest anyone tell you that the phase-out of (non-toxic) incandescent light bulbs will be hassle-free (other than hugely expensive), herewith is the directive from the Environmental Protection Agency for ridding your home of toxic […]

The Government’s Light Bulb Ban Is Just Plain Destructive

September 24, 2010 by

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By Nicolas Loris The economic theory of “creative destruction” is important when understanding the value innovation has on long-term economic growth. Popularized by Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter, the theory says the short and long-term benefits of entrepreneurial activity and competition will far outweigh the short-term losses caused by a new product replacing an old one. […]

Turning Off The (Incandescent) Light Of Liberty

September 13, 2010 by

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By Alan Caruba What if the government banned air conditioning? What if flat-screen televisions were determined to use too much electricity and were ordered phased out of production? What if the use of all plastic grocery bags were banned? What if the incandescent light bulb, one of the greatest inventions of Thomas Edison in the […]

And Then There Was Light: Will Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs Increase Energy Use?

September 11, 2010 by

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By James Gattuso It seemed so simple: To reduce energy use, Americans must abandon the old-fashioned incandescent light bulb in favor of new energy-efficient lighting. Congress even passed legislation in 2007 mandating a phase-out of the familiar “Edison” bulb in the name of saving energy. Now comes a study concluding that energy-efficient lighting will likely […]

The Clean Energy Future Looks Dim For Light Bulb Workers

September 10, 2010 by

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By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 set lighting requirements that, in essence, outlaw the familiar incandescent light bulb. The impact of lighting mandates on energy security is minuscule, since electricity comes almost entirely from secure domestic sources, such as coal. (Petroleum generates about 1 percent of domestic electricity.) […]