Intolerable Incandescents

When Al Gore sat before both House and Senate committees, he made recommendations for legislative action to combat global warming in the United States, one of which was the eventual ban of incandescent light bulbs.

To do so would follow the lead of Australia and the European Union, and groups in the U.S. have launched their campaign. Energy efficient light bulbs are more expensive but last longer, emit less pollutants, and are the economically and environmentally wise choice. By switching out what is already in the market, homes and businesses can nearly effortlessly reduce their emissions.

The reduction represents a few years’ worth of domestic electric emissions. Every building block counts. And the illustration carries an important message potentially applicable to the entire effort to makeover energy use – strategized change can be simple, effective, and beneficial.

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