Climate Progress in radio debate today at noon

Or, actually, 12:07 PM EST.

You can listen live at and then click on “Listen Live” near “Hot Talk” (upper right hand corner).

I will be debating the Competitive Enterprise Institute on the mandates for CFL lightbulbs in the recently passed energy bill:

Lamp Efficiency Standards. The bill sets lamp efficiency standards for common light bulbs, requiring them to use about 20–30% less energy than present incandescent bulbs by 2012–2014 (phasing in over several years) and requiring a DOE rulemaking to set standards that will reduce energy use to no more than about 65% of current lamp use by 2020. The initial targets can be met by advanced incandescent lamps the major manufacturers are just introducing to the market using halogen capsules with infrared reflective coatings. The longer-term targets will likely be met by compact fluorescent lamps and other advanced technologies such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and very advanced incandescent lamps now in development.


Should be fun!