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Energy Efficient Light Bulbs Are More Practical than Ever

An affordable and easy way to increase efficiency and reduce carbon emissions is to install light emitting diode (LED) and compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) light bulbs as a replacement for your incandescent lighting. In fact, to steadily increase the efficiency of world energy use, this is the first step in the Earth Policy Institute’s climate […]

February 12th

Four Home Energy Inefficiencies You Can Remedy This Weekend for $100 or Less

When I’m approached on the floor by customers about CFL bulbs (or any product that helps them save electricity), I try to engage them in conversation about other measures they could take to reduce their power bill. Fortunately for them, some of the most effective changes don’t involve replacing all of your windows or re-insulating an entire house. If you’re on a budget, that’s even more reason to take action today to start saving money each month.

August 6th

How Many Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs Does It Take to Close 705 Coal Plants?

By Lester R. Brown The lighting sector is on the edge of a spectacular revolution, a shift from the century-old, inefficient incandescent light bulb to far more efficient technologies. Perhaps the quickest, most profitable way to reduce electricity use worldwide—thus cutting carbon emissions—is simply to change light bulbs. The Current Standard in Energy-Saving Light Bulbs: […]

Look into the Light: the CFL

If you ask Simran about compact florescent light bulbs, she may crack one open and cut you. Not really, that would scatter mercury, but she is loca for the light bulbs. Check Monday’s Huffington Post for the full version of this post. People give you this whole rap about how easy saving the planet is. […]

July 20th

Lighter Footstep: How to Recycle CFLs

Jeff says: For the combination of price and efficiency, you can’t beat compact fluorescent lightbulbs. Yet, the do present an end-of-life challenge with the tiny amount of mercury present in the bulbs. Chris Baskind, editor at Lighter Footstep, and founder of the Vida Verde collective, has some tips for safe disposal of these bulbs once […]