I’m Happy to Offer a Partial Retraction …

Lynne Kiesling I overstated the case a bit when I said that CFLs are not dimmable, and Ed Reid helpfully pointed out Noli Control dimmable can lighting CFLs in his comment on my previous post about CFLs and policy. See also the the dimmable CFLs page at 1000bulbs.com. I amend my claim thusly: they are … More I’m Happy to Offer a Partial Retraction …More I’m Happy to Offer a Partial Retraction …

Jerry Ellig on Electricity Choice in Virginia

Lynne Kiesling Jerry Ellig had a commentary in the Richmond Times-Dispatch last week about retail electricity choice in Virginia. The state’s governor and legislature, ignoring evidence that shows the benefits of retail choice and that customers actually, actively want retail choice, have decided that customers can’t be trusted to make that determination for themselves. They … More Jerry Ellig on Electricity Choice in VirginiaMore Jerry Ellig on Electricity Choice in Virginia

Incandescent Bans and Dim Bulbs

Lynne Kiesling At some level all of this incandescent light bulb ban stuff is a bit ludicrous. If you look at the light bulb as an historian of technology, you probably think pretty quickly about the switch from whale oil to kerosene as a lighting fuel source in the mid-19th century. In that case the … More Incandescent Bans and Dim BulbsMore Incandescent Bans and Dim Bulbs