Congress

Why do they hate the bulbs?

Senator Michelle Bachmann
January 15th, 2014 | Posted in Blog, Government | 1 Comment

Once again, some members of the House are trying to turn back a train that has already left the station. They have inserted a light bulb rider in the 2014 omnibus spending bill which would prohibit the Department of Energy (DOE) from enforcing the light bulb standards enacted in 2007 and signed into law by | Read More

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House GOP prepares wish list for debt-limit legislation that includes ideas on energy policy

September 23rd, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

In exchange for preventing a catastrophic default on the nation’s debt, House Republicans plan to ask for a long list of concessions on energy policy, ranging from giving Congress veto authority over major environmental regulations to expanding oil and natural gas drilling offshore and on federal land to spewing as much noxious gases into the | Read More

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Energy efficiency legislation creeps forward

August 15th, 2013 | Posted in Blog, Government | No Comments

from ACEEE Congress is now on its summer recess, but just before leaving, the Senate made the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 1392) the official order of business on the Senate floor upon the members’ return on September 9th. The bill was drafted by Senators Shaheen (D-NH) and Portman (R-OH) and contains useful | Read More

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Call to Action: Keep light bulb efficiency standards strong

Legislation is not forcing but merely suggested and providing more efficient lighting solutions for every American
October 5th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | 2 Comments

Technology. It’s ever changing, and constantly making our lives easier and more convenient.  So if someone was trying to convince you to use a technology from 1879, you’d probably think twice.  Except that’s exactly what some lawmakers in Washington D.C. want you to do – keep using lighting technology, the standard incandescent light bulb, that’s | Read More

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Let My People Glow! Civil War Over Lightbulbs?

March 11th, 2011 | Posted in Blog | 3 Comments

It’s time to improve on 19th century inventions: Watch Dale Bryk from the Natural Resources Defense Council set Stephen Colbert straight on efficient lighting! Bryk says the new and improved incandescent light bulbs use less energy and will put a dent in the deficit. Turns out that some members of Congress think American freedom is | Read More

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