Australia to switch off incandescent bulbs

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Australia to switch off incandescent bulbs

In what is apparently a world first for an entire nation, Australia is about to ban incandescent light bulbs.

Environment Minister Malcolm Turnball says the ban should save around 800,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions during the three years and reduce emissions by 4 million tonnes by 2015.

Well it's a long way short of signing the Kyoto Protocol but a good thing none the less. On the downside, fluorescent bulbs are around 6 dollars each, so it's going to cost me around $130 to make the change. And nearly 4 years before I start saving money on having purchased them (at around $30/year savings), assuming they last 4 years :-)

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Saturday 24th February 2007 | 09:06 PM

what a bright idea from johnny and the boys!!

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Saturday 24th February 2007 | 09:21 PM

have a look at">this video which shows the difference between the 2 types of lighting.

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