TITLE

Lights Out

AUTHOR(S)
Wedekind, Jennifer; Himmelstein, Gracie
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Multinational Monitor;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the announcement by the Australian government that it will phase out sales of incandescent bulbs by 2010, with exemptions permitted for certain special purposes, such as medical and oven lighting. Traditional light bulbs will be replaced by much more efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs. The government believes that the ban will significantly lower the country's greenhouse gas emissions, for not only do fluorescents require only 20 percent of the energy used by traditional bulbs, they also last four to ten times longer.
ACCESSION #
26561524

 

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