Shedding New Light on the U.S. Energy Efficiency Standards For Everyday Light Bulbs

Natural Resources Defense Council

In 2007, the U.S. Congress adopted energy efficiency standards for new screw-based light bulbs. seo analysis . Beginning in 2012, these standards will phase out the inefficient incandescent light bulb that dates back more than 125 years, and require new bulbs to use 25 to 30 percent less energy. As there are more than 4 billion screw-based sockets in the United States, the transition to more efficient light bulbs will provide massive national benefits, including:

  • Electric bill savings of more than $10 billion per year
  • Savings equivalent to 30 large power plants
  • Avoiding global warming pollution of approximately 100 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year

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