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23 | P a g e 1 2 / 8 / 2 0 0 8 EU TO TURN OFF ENERGY- GUZZLING LIGHT BULBS BRUSSELS - Standard energy-guzzling incandescent light bulbs should be banned in Europe by 2012, a European Union panel of experts recommended on Monday. "Incandescent bulbs will be phased out between September 2009 and September 2012," said a spokesman for the EU Presidency. The proposals will be studied by the European Parliament and member states, and if no objection is raised, they could be adopted in a fast-track procedure by the end of March. Traditional incandescent bulbs have barely changed since they were first commercially produced by Thomas Edison in 1879, and efficiency improvements reached a limit about 50 years ago. European households could initially save up to 50 euros ($65) a year by switching to more efficient halogen, LED and fluorescent CFL lamps, with greater savings as costs for the more expensive but longer-lasting bulbs fall. The move could play into the hands of manufacturers of the most efficient CFL bulbs, mostly
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2011 for the course BIO 1A taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Casper College.

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