Australia Just Says Not to Bulbs

July 2007
Home Energy;Jul/Aug2007, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p44
Trade Publication
The article reports about the plans of Australia to ban incandescent lightbulbs and replace it with Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs). The federal minister for environment and water resources Malcolm Turnbull said that the lightbulb replacement may cut greenhouse gas emissions by about four million tons by the year 2012. Even if the state of California and the province of Ontario have already proposed this change, Australia will still be the first country to begin banning the use of incandescent lightbulbs according to the author. It is also mentioned that the lightbulbs will be completely phased out by 2010 and replaced by CFLs, based on the article.


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