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BATTLE OF THE BULBS
This is one of the simplest things to do to save money and conserve energy. We replaced virtually all our incandescent bulbs. Our electric coop shows a bar graph of our monthly use of electricity over a year. The results are amazing in the lowered cost. A no brainer.
But the right Bachman types will fight this all the way
it may be a no-brainer, as you say, but it still shouldn't mean that we are mandated to only purchasing these bulbs. You want these bulbs, go ahead and buy them. If you want incandescent, you should have the right to buy them, as well.
While we are at it, let's ban:
1) Dark roofs, since they absorb heat and raise the cost of air conditioning. Mandate white roofs.
2) Clothes over the size of XL, because if you are bigger than that, than surely you are using up way too much of the earth's bounty
3) Cars. If bicycles and scooters are good enough for the Indians and Chinese, they should be good enough for us Americans. Just why did Sen Oberstar build all of those bike paths, anyways?
4) All small electric appliances. Use your elbowgrease to mix a bowl of cake mix. Use a manual opener for those cans (which you better be darn well recycling!
Any other suggestions? We CAN DO BETTER!!!!!
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