“DOE Announces Another Lightbulb Efficiency Rollback”

“In its latest move to roll back energy efficiency measures, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced Friday that it would block a measure designed to require more efficient lightbulbs, arguing the policy would be too expensive for consumers.

The announcement applies to widely-used, pear-shaped incandescent lightbulbs. Coupled with another controversial rule finalized in September, the move cements two remarkable decisions taken by the department this year to hamstring efficiency requirements for nearly every type of bulb used in America.

The announcement follows earlier messaging from the department that market forces, and not the government, should guide consumer choices.”

Rebecca Beitsch reports for The Hill December 20, 2019.

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