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Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:24 PM

Trump rolls back regulations on energy-saving lightbulbs

The Trump administration on Wednesday announced that it will roll back requirements for more energy-efficient lightbulbs, introducing a set of rules that could lead to increased greenhouse gas emissions that accelerate global warming.

The filing from the Energy Department would prevent new efficiency requirements from implementation on Jan. 1 under a previous law passed in 2007 during President George W. Bush’s administration. That law phased out inefficient incandescent and halogen bulbs, and was approved with bipartisan support in Congress.


https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/04/trump-rolls-back-requirements-on-energy-saving-light-bulbs.html

The law passed during GWB is being rolled back. GWB was too environmental for this president. Let that sink in.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:26 PM

1. In the grand scheme of things it probably won't matter that much...

Last time I was in my local Lowe's, the LED aisle was longer than the incandescent aisle anyway.

This is more of a publicity stunt than anything. Impresses the rubes, but most folks I know have already switched over.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:39 PM

4. I was just thinking the same thing. Same as w/ Fuel efficiency

The manufacturers supply the whole world now. Not just the USA. We don't have the influence people think we do anymore.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 03:36 PM

11. I saved $25/month going from incandescent to CFLs. Now, I'm moving to full LEDs.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:28 PM

2. Of course he did. n/t

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:33 PM

3. When I moved into a "new" house five years ago

(built in 1961), I looked at the previous owner's electric bill. The house is large, and had incandescent lights in all rooms (70 bulbs, plus floods), and a vintage 1980s thermostat. In the Summer months, he was burning 1.5-2.2 MWh of electricity a month (1,500-2,200 kWh) running the lights, A/C. etc. I replaced all the bulbs with LEDs, put in a smart thermostat, and installed smart switches in all the rooms. My Summer bill has not exceeded 1MWh (1,000 kWh). Oh, and my electrical load also covers two EVs, which his didn't.

Conservation/efficiency is cheap, and can make a massive impact on your energy use and cost.

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Response to Miguelito Loveless (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 04:56 PM

12. I actually did that in my apartment...

didn't need to, and it didn't really do anything for me since the utilities are included with the rent.

I just figured it was a good idea.

Oh, and it's less heat in the summer-no A/C, ya know.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:45 PM

5. It is no coincidence that he is doing this today...

the same day CNN is conducting a climate change town hall.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 01:54 PM

6. Quelle surprise. Ugh. n/t

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 02:10 PM

7. I suppose a ban on LED and CF bulbs will be done via A Trump Executive order?

And, since China has effectively killed the florescent bulb for domestic use, Trump will issue an Executive Order to demand GE and Westinghouse to immediately restart florescent bulb production in the states. We will need a lot more coal burning power plants to cover the increased electrical demand, too

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 02:30 PM

8. Won't do much thankfully. LEDs are affordable, efficient, and last

Only the elderly still want incandescent bulbs

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 03:19 PM

9. Am beginning to think that all he really wants to do is

leave HIS mark wherever he can, consequences be damned

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 03:33 PM

10. Good! It will take more money out of Rube households. Fuck them at this point!

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Anybody with a brain will buy LED and CFL bulbs, because now the cost has been driven down.

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Response to Joe941 (Original post)

Wed Sep 4, 2019, 06:49 PM

13. Neil DeGrasse Tyson said of his time in the Bush White House:

'Republicans presidents tend to be better investors in new technologies than democratic ones... because THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A REPUBLICAN WHO WANTS TO DIE POOR!.'

The exception, as fucking always, is broke ass Donald Fucking Trump smdh...

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