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Light Bulb Angst: Grow Up

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Just as with the rather ridiculous and exaggerated claims about the calamities that would befall all of us if we removed lead from gasoline, we hear similar refrains about the catastrophic consequences of eliminating incandescent bulbs. And yet, just as with lead removal, the economy did not collapse as the bulb phaseout was implemented.

Lightbulbs As You Know Them Are About To Change Forever

Posted 12.26.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Consumer lighting giant Osram Sylvania has just released the 2013 edition of its Socket Survey — consi...

All Systems Go as We Say Goodbye to the Old, Inefficient 60-Watt Bulb on Jan. 1

Noah Horowitz | Posted 02.16.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

Six years ago, President Bush signed a federal energy bill phasing out energy-wasting light bulbs on a staggered schedule to ensure a smooth and successful transition to more efficient bulbs - and eventually save Americans $13 billion on their annual energy bills.

LEDs: A Holiday Gift That Keeps on Giving

Noah Horowitz | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

Switching to energy-saving LED lighting to brighten the holidays and America's homes, businesses, and streets could lower U.S. electric bills by billions of dollars and avoid millions of tons of pollution annually. That would truly be a gift that keeps on giving.

"Fall Back" Into Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

Noah Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Noah Horowitz

This Sunday (Nov. 3) most Americans will go through the annual ritual of changing clocks back an hour in preparation for winter's gradually decreasing daylight, a period also referred to as "lighting season" because the shorter days mean we'll be using more lights in our homes and businesses.

Which Kind Of Bulb Should I Buy?

Posted 12.26.2011 | Green

Given the many light bulb choices available today and the new bulb efficiency standards that are set to go into effect in 2012, selecting the right bu...

C U in Hell, CFLs!

Neil Wagner | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green
Neil Wagner

I call energy efficient bulbs an important technology for our fight against climate change. That sets me apart slightly from critics who call them low quality bulbs that are being forced down our throats by government regulation.2011-09-01-imagepull.jpg

Your Eco Etiquette Cheat Sheet

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. I've reached a milestone:...

Earth Day Was a Ray of Optimism in a Dark Time

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I don't remember exactly what I did on the first Earth Day 40 years ago, but I remember exactly how I felt: deeply relieved. You have to realize, the spring of 1970 was a tumultuous time. And in the midst of this came Earth Day.

Eco Etiquette: Help! Compact Fluorescent Lights Are Ugly!

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I try my best to be environmentally conscious (I recycle, bike to work, buy organic when possible), so I recently bought CFLs for my whole house -- bu...

Exxon is Green? CFL's "Probably" Reduce Energy Use?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Winston

There's a rise in ridiculous cover stories and op-eds in the green world.

5 Things You Never, Ever Throw In The Trash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Unless you've been sleeping under a rock for the past 20 years you know the importance of recycling. Now more than ever our landfills are filling to t...

25 Easy Things One Hard Thing You Can Must Do to Save the Planet

Jimmy Seidita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jimmy Seidita

It's excruciating for serious envirowonks to see complex and challenging policy questions distilled down to "tips" that, let's be brutally honest here, are not saving the planet.

Even My Goose Supports Green Energy

Jenna Woginrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jenna Woginrich

What the... something white, curly, and shiny was underneath my goose, Saro. It was a spiral of glass? Then I saw it. She was laying on a compact fluorescent light bulb.

Why Aren't Curly Light Bulbs Perfect Yet?

Green Inc. | Leora Broydo Vestel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Mr Siminovitch said the technology exists to create C.F.L.s that are comparable to incandescent bulbs. "They can be configured and made today with gre...

Are Donated Light Bulbs A "Major Step Forward" For Virginia? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Yesterday Gov. Kaine applauded Virginia's electrical co-ops for donating energy efficient lights to Virginia State Parks, hailing it as "a major step ...

7 Best CFL Bulbs For The Green Shopper

Environmental Working Group | Sean Gray, Senior Analyst; Sonya Lunder, MPH EWG Senior Scientist; Elaine Shannon, Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Over its lifetime, a single CFL can save the consumer $80 or more, depending on local electric rates. But all CFL bulbs aren't equal. Some have lower...

The 8 Easiest Resolutions For 2008

Olivia Zaleski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Olivia Zaleski

Now that I've had my champagne, sung "Auld Lang Syne," and figured out how I got home Monday night, it's time to write some New Year's resolutions. Gi...