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Ireland Banned The Bulb - Setting The Standards For EU Legislation On Energy Efficiency

Environment  (tags: greenpeace, light bulb, energy efficiency, Ireland, ban, Sustainabililty, ClimateChange, climate, carbonemissions, government, GoodNews, globalwarming, pollution )

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Ireland announced a law last week to ban energy-wasting lightbulbs by Jan. 2009. The Irish Government's ban is the most progressive in Europe by far. "We hope Ireland's decision will light the way for the EU and the rest of the world," says Greenpeace..

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Tanja E (9)
Monday December 10, 2007, 5:57 am

This is a small but an important win for the climate!
Thank you for all your support!

Raja G (142)
Monday December 10, 2007, 6:21 am
It is a Great News! Ireland has been a Torch Bearer in many other fields too.
Hope other nations too will follow.
Raja G

Raja G (142)
Monday December 10, 2007, 6:30 am
Hi Tanja,
This Earth is surely in Good Hands Like you and the future will be bright for the generations to come.
Keep up the good work.
Raja G

Chris Otahal (507)
Monday December 10, 2007, 6:31 am
I hope they have instuted a bulb recycling program too to help get the dead bulbs off the street (and the mercury they contain).

Michelle P (262)
Monday December 10, 2007, 6:58 am
Sweet! And, yes, let's hope this ban includes a good recycling program.

Merry L (74)
Monday December 10, 2007, 1:10 pm
Good news!

Leslie P (76)
Monday December 10, 2007, 2:33 pm
good news! thanks for sharing it Tanja!

Past Member (0)
Monday December 10, 2007, 6:54 pm
Erin Go Bragh, Baby!

serge vrabec (278)
Monday December 10, 2007, 7:46 pm
THe Fighting Irish!!! Thx Tanja

Boris Branwhite (296)
Tuesday December 11, 2007, 12:32 pm
is this an irish joke? cfl's produce more pollution during their manufacturing process, than the pollution that is created during the whole life of an incandescent

jorge m (5)
Tuesday December 11, 2007, 9:02 pm
this is a greate start hopefully other countries will follow the example

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2007, 8:02 am
After the plastic bags, the light bulbs. Ireland FTW

"cfl's produce more pollution during their manufacturing process, than the pollution that is created during the whole life of an incandescent" I have trouble believing this? Your source?

Chris Otahal (507)
Wednesday December 12, 2007, 8:17 am
I have a problem with this estimation too - remember that each CFC can replace up to TEN incandescents - so the CFL would have to be ten times more polluting than an incondescent. CFC's do have mercury (very small ammount) in them - thus the need for a recycling program. However, if energy comes prodominently from coal - the bulbs contain less mercury than would be produced in making the electricity they save (coal power produces mercury too). CFC's may not be perfect, but they are better than the alternative...

Past Member (0)
Friday December 14, 2007, 12:38 pm
Yes Ireland! I think the USA should do this + NO MORE Plastic Bags!!!
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