Sure, Congress Can Regulate Light Bulbs That Travel in Interstate Commerce, but a “Made in Texas, Stayed in Texas” Bulb…?

Michael Giberson The Texas state legislature has passed a bill that affirms that a light bulb manufactured in Texas of materials predominantly from within Texas and sold for use within Texas would not be subject to federal law or regulation under the authority of the U.S. Congress to regulate interstate commerce. The bill further would commit the state Attorney … More Sure, Congress Can Regulate Light Bulbs That Travel in Interstate Commerce, but a “Made in Texas, Stayed in Texas” Bulb…?

Saying Goodbye to Edison’s Hot Little Light Bulb?

Michael Giberson Andrew Rice has a great little story in the New York Times Magazine on the upcoming phaseout of the incandescent light bulb. No, the incandescent bulb has not been “banned,” not exactly. It is just that, a few years ago, Congress agreed to raise energy efficiency standards for light bulbs effective January 1, … More Saying Goodbye to Edison’s Hot Little Light Bulb?

The Economist: Making Lighting More Efficient Could Increase Energy Use

Michael Giberson The current issue of The Economist reports on research that concluded “making lighting more efficient could increase energy use, not decrease it.” SOLID-STATE lighting, the latest idea to brighten up the world while saving the planet, promises illumination for a fraction of the energy used by incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. A win all … More The Economist: Making Lighting More Efficient Could Increase Energy Use