2.6.19 Source: NRDC
WASHINGTON, DC — The Department of Energy today proposed a rollback of energy efficiency standards for the light bulbs designed to fill about 2.7 billion of America’s lighting sockets, nearly cutting in half the number of bulbs to be covered by its 2020 energy-saving rules.
The proposal would remove three-way bulbs, candle-shaped bulbs used in chandeliers and sconces, reflector bulbs used in recessed lighting, and the round globe bulbs typically used in bathroom lighting fixtures from the scope of energy-saving lighting standards scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, The result will be $12 billion in additional consumer energy bill costs and the need to generate 25 coal burning plants worth of extra electricity every year. Read the full article at https://www.nrdc.org/media/2019/190206-1
Comments: Let’s hope this does not go through. it would set us backward and cause customer confusion.