Whereas Raleigh, NC is looking
to rid the city of traditional incandescent light bulbs for street
lights, pedestrian walkways and traffic lights, Australia
is making a move ot completely do away with incandescents.
Australia will instead fully transition to compact fluorescent lighting.
According to Australian Environment Minister Malcom
Turnbull, all incandescent light bulbs will be phased out by the end of 2009.
"You simply won’t be able to buy incandescent light bulbs, because they
won’t meet the energy standard," said Turnbull.
"These more efficient lights use around 20 percent of
the electricity to produce the same amount of light," Turnbull continued.
"While they may be more expensive to buy upfront, they can pay for
themselves in lower power bills within a year."
Research has shown that if Australia makes a full switch to
florescent lighting, the country will cut its annual production of greenhouse
gasses from 565 million tons to 561 million tons. 4 million tons may not seem
like a lot in the grand scheme of things, but household power bills could be
cut by up to an astonishing 66 percent according to Turnbull.
Similar measures have been brought to the floor in California
and New Jersey, but so far nothing has been set in motion with regards to
making a switch to fluorescent lighting.
quote: Its a WIN WIN situation!
quote: Just to make sure everyone is in compliance, after they ban candles, they'll need to make sure to ban selling matches, lighters, stoves, fire crackers, volcanic eruptions, home and car heaters, flint, fireplaces, campfires at boyscount outings, Sony batteries, magnifying glasses, electricity and sticks sold in pairs.
quote: Fluorescent isn't the only cheaper option. LEDs exist too
quote: Next let all drug be legal
quote: If there was any real benefit to forcing people to do this, one could argue the point. But there isn't...and this will have zero effect.
quote: ...or sit in the dark.
quote: The main article itself made an allusion to reducing greenhouse gases, but I think the main thrust is still about efficiency and energy savings.
quote: "These more efficient lights use around 20 percent of the electricity to produce the same amount of light," Turnbull continued. "While they may be more expensive to buy upfront, they can pay for themselves in lower power bills within a year."
quote: To be honest, what your electrical grid needs is some deregulation. A free market wouldnt allow for brown-outs; if supply isn't meeting demand, that's lost profit opportunity.
quote: The main reasons I think fluorescent and compact fluoresent technology has not completely replaced incandescent lighting in residences is due to the aesthetics of the light they produce and initial bulb cost - that's it.
quote: Also no one is forcing people to do anything with this legislation.
quote: All tax money comes from individuals.
quote: There is no free.
quote: Benefiting from other's contributions without contributing yourself, is called stealing.
quote: Of course, this is what all re-distribution of wealth really is.
quote: All taxes are ultimately paid by individuals. Do people still not understand this?
quote: What about imports / exports, company tax, etc?
quote: Actually yes there is[free]. Obviously your parents didn't love you!
quote: Under that analogy, every person starving in poor nations are stealing the food given to them by the UN, care, etc.
quote: Actually, that is the shift in wealth between social classes. This is me receiving an energy saving package so that both the government and my family can save costs!
quote: What about all the people whose eyes react badly to fluorescent lighting? A few hours of fluorescents and my wife's eyes are red and running. We'd use more energy driving her to the pharmacy and the doctor than we'd save on lighting...not to mention lost time from work and a total disruption of her standard of living.
quote: this should be done in all developing countries
quote: I don't like fluorescent lights because of the light they produce. Even though the bulb may say that it makes as much light as a 100 Watt incandescent they must be measuring it wrong.
quote: Four tons out of of 15 billion
quote: Sea level rise? The UN IPCC's latest report is predicting 23 inches over the next 100 year.
quote: Try to list them
quote: The UN IPCC's latest report is predicting 23 inches over the next 100 year
quote: Disingenuous at best, fraudulent at worst. For all I know you pulled this list out of a hat.
quote: Here's a few of the scientists who don't believe in global warming alarmism:
quote: Natural sources of emissions in Australia: 14,125M tons.
quote: Human sources of emissions in Australia: 565M tons.Natural sources of emissions in Australia: 14,125M tons.
quote: > "the country will cut its annual production of greenhouse gasses from 565 million tons to 561 million tons...."Human sources of emissions in Australia: 565M tons.Natural sources of emissions in Australia: 14,125M tons.Four tons out of of 15 billion. That's really going to make a difference. But at least it generates a nice warm and fuzzy feeling.> "household power bills could be cut by up to an astonishing 66 percent..."Only if someone doesn't use heating or air conditioning in their home, or much of anything else. 66% is a wildly inflated figure...like most of the hoopla surrounding global warming.
quote: I find daylight to be extremely hard on the eyes, so I don't understand why anyone would want to imitate that.
quote: Incandescents don't last as long when power cycled either.
quote: I did this as an experiment to see if the family would notice, and the general consensus is that they are the same.
quote: for people to cry that the government was running our lives