On Earth Day, we want to alert you that the Energy Department wants to reverse a plan to improve light bulb efficiency standards.
And that could lose the average householdin savings.
President George W. Bush originally strengthened bulb efficiency standards. It was a bright idea that saved consumers billions.
And the plan was to extend those standards to more types of bulbs, saving consumers another $12 billion. That is, until the current Administration, pushed by industry groups, decided to reverse that decision.
That’s a bad idea….Energy efficiency is good for the planet, and it cuts our utility bills!
So here’s another way you can celebrate Earth Day:to stop weakening light bulb efficiency standards.
P.S. Reminder: A generous Illinois family is matching donations in April. On Earth Day, you can befighting for clean energy and lower utility bills. This is a great opportunity to make a difference on a great day!