Friday, December 14, 2007

ban incandescent bulbs

The Irish have just banned incandescent lightbulbs, and the ban will come into effect by 2009.

In this country, they have introduced a voluntary scheme to come into effect by 2011, which is pathetic and will have no effect, as a number of major retailers have no intention of complying.

You can send a letter (via the Greenpeace website) to the Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs asking for a proper ban.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

The question of the environmental impact of incandescents vs alternatives is not a simple one. This article, purportedly by a skilled electrical engineer, discusses this at length.