obama understands lighting efficiency
“I know light bulbs may not seem sexy, but this simple action holds enormous promise because 7 percent of all the energy consumed in America is used to light our homes and businesses” – President Obama
Standing next to Steven Chu, Energy Secretary Obama stressed the importance of energy efficiency today. New energy efficiency standards the President announced will result in 4 billion dollars in savings annually between 2012 and 2042.
To make this happen Obama has accelerated the disbursements of the 346 million dollars in economic stimulus money set aside for energy efficiency for commercial buildings. This is great news for LED light bulbs since the technology will greatly benefit from the White House’s support.
I think with new lighting standards, LED light bulbs will become more affordable through economies of scale. It’s always more cost effective to produce and then produce clean energy, this is a great investment in our future since we are a society of energy wasters, wouldn’t you agree?