Rapid Response: Don't Let Congress Cut the Lights on Energy Efficiency
The U.S. Congress is threatening to roll back a key energy efficiency victory our movement won in 2007. The "BULB Act" (H.R. 2417) attacks standards that would require new light bulbs to achieve higher efficiency levels - and it may reach a VOTE as early as Monday.
The BULB Act will COST American households $100 to $200 every year in missed energy savings. The bill's sponsors claim that the lighting efficiency standard is an outright ban on incandescent bulbs. On the contrary, advanced incandescents meet efficiency standards and they have created 2,000 new green jobs in the United States.
For Americans, the Bulb Act is simply a lose-lose-lose proposition. It will result in missed energy savings, kill green jobs, and increase air pollution. We categorically oppose this legislation.
If you live in the United States, we ask that you write your Senators and Representative to speak out against the repeal of sensible efficiency standards. Please use our petition to connect with your elected leaders or use the Capitol Switchboard: (202) 224-3121.