Trump administration tries to drag light bulbs back into the dark ages

Trump administration tries to drag light bulbs back into the dark ages

Pushed by industry groups, the Energy Department said in February it would withdraw an Obama-era rule that would extend efficiency standards to categories of lighting not originally covered under the 2007 law.

These include reflector bulbs used in recessed lighting, candle-shaped bulbs for chandeliers and sconces, and globes for bathroom fixtures. All together, these constitute almost half of the nation’s 6 billion light sockets.

The savings could be enormous, the equivalent of closing down 25 coal-burning power plants, says Noah Horowitz, a scientist with the Natural Resources Defense Council.

via USA Today Trump administration tries to drag light bulbs back into the dark ages