Sunday, July 10, 2011
Energy Secretary On Light Bulb Ban: "It's a Commonsense Solution to Push Forward American Goals"
The GOP in Washington D.C. are in the process of trying to remove the Incandescent Light Bulb ban that was put into place by George W Bush in 2007.
Oddly enough, according to an article on Chron.com, President Obama's Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, is defending the law saying it's a "Commonsense Solution to America's Goals of Energy Efficiency":
"Energy Secretary Steven Chu on Friday defended rules designed to boost light bulb efficiency as a group of Republicans led by Texas Congressman Joe Barton prepared for a House vote next week to repeal the regulations.
At stake is a 2007 energy law requiring that incandescent light bulbs be 30 percent more efficient by 2012.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu said the light bulb standards are a “commonsense” solution to both push forward American goals of energy efficiency and save consumers money. (AP Photo)
The energy efficient bulbs are more expensive than regular incandescent light bulbs but the new efficient incandescent light bulbs and compact fluorescent light bulbs can last significantly longer than their counterparts.
Chu said the light bulb standards are a “commonsense” solution to both push forward American goals of energy efficiency and save consumers money."
Actually Mr Chu, the repeal of the law is a "Commonsense" solution to push forward the American goal......... of Freedom.