Ok so maybe I stretched the conclusions a little bit.
But a new study outlined in National Geographic has indicated that when it comes to buying light bulbs, people get turned off buying the energy-efficient ones if there is some kind of labelling stating that they are good for the environment.
Where I am from, Australia, we passed a law in 2007 that would ban low efficiency incandescent light bulbs by 2010. There was no outcry, the change over went very smoothly, and you can no longer buy the classic light bulb in Australia. It is estimated that the change over alone will save 800,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases.
The US government has mandated that the sale of incandescent light bulbs must be stopped by 2040, with an estimated saving of 22% of household electricity, even taking into account the 32% increase in the number of homes.
Now I don’t know why it is so difficult for people to just get on board with the rest of the world on this, but I really wish that the US would pick itself up and help out, instead of dragging its feet.
What do you think? Would you have a problem switching to the new bulbs? If yes I really want to know why??