Trump Administration Reverses Energy-Efficiency Standards for Lightbulbs
I’d like to say that if you are stupid enough to buy incandescent bulbs that you deserve to pay 3-5 times the price for lighting, but I’m not a vindictive person and that doesn’t help the planet. Of course there are spiteful selfish people who will do just that, and Trump is protecting their right to be spiteful and selfish in their view.
Critics of the reversal say it will mean higher energy bills and more pollution. “The rollback will eliminate energy-efficient standards for lightbulbs that were slated to take effect in January that would save consumers billions of dollars and reduce millions of tons of climate change carbon dioxide emissions,” says Andrew deLaski, executive director of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project.
It’s like trying to protect the horse and buggy from the automobile technology. It makes no sense to go back to technology from two centuries ago “The Trump administration is trying to protect technology that was first invented in the 1800s. It’s like trying to protect the horse and buggy from the automobile technology. It makes no sense to go back to technology from two centuries ago, when we have new technology today which saves consumers money and helps protect the environment by reducing the amount of power that we need,” deLaski said.
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the affected bulbs account for billions of light sockets that are currently in use in the U.S.