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Consumer Victory: Trump Pulls Plug On Plans To Kill The Lightbulb

January 1, 2020 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ As the year came to a close, the nanny state took it in the chin. Plans by the usual suspects – environmentalists, Capitol Hill know-it-alls, and other assorted busybodies — to regulate the incandescent lightbulb out of existence were tossed aside by the Trump Energy Department (DOE). In 2007, the […]

It’s Lights Out For Obama-Era Bulb Ban That Would Have Curbed Consumer Choice

September 6, 2019 by


By Nicolas Loris ~ The Department of Energy announced this week that it’s withdrawing the Obama administration’s energy-rationing mandate for certain lightbulbs. Opponents criticized the rule change, arguing that the move would be bad for consumers and the climate. The reality, however, is that families and businesses will be better off, and the change will have […]

Thomas Edison Has Been Repealed

January 8, 2014 by


By Edward Cline ~ It is a measure of the corroding progress of “Progressivism” that the federal government has mandated that we turn off our minds. That is, it has ordered light bulb manufacturers to cease making residential incandescent light bulbs (the wattage is irrelevant) that we have used for over a century, and purchase […]

Secretary Chu’s $10 Million Fiasco

March 22, 2012 by


By Diane Katz ~ During a hearing last week of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Wyoming Senator John Barrasso (R) asked Energy Secretary Steven Chu a seemingly simple question: “(D)o you think a $50 light bulb is affordable for American families?” “No, absolutely not,” Chu replied. Well, if that’s the case, why did Chu […]

Dim Bulbs at Obama Energy Dept. Award $10M Prize to Maker of $50 Light Bulb; Will Media Report?

March 10, 2012 by


By Ken Shepherd ~ Imagine if you will that President Bush were in the Oval Office now, facing reelection with unemployment above 8 percent and gas prices as high as they are right now. Now also imagine that the Bush Energy Department granted a $10 million award to the maker of a $50 LED light […]