Friday, December 16, 2011

Let There Be Light!

Apparently (it IS an election year) the hive of demi-Statists known as "Congress" has relented on the light-bulb ban.  Temporarily, of course.

...GOP and Democratic sources tell POLITICO the final omnibus bill includes a rider defunding the Energy Department's standards for traditional incandescent light bulbs to be 30 percent more energy efficient.

Could have de-funded the entire DOE, but....

Now then:  where do all the ex-GE employees in West Virginia go to get their jobs back?



Jim said...

The GE plants have retooled to make bulbs which meet the new standards. What makes you think there are "ex-GE employees" because of the Bush light bulb standards?

And the US light bulb manufactures are not keen on the measure to defund enforcement of the standards, since they have tooled to comply, but foreign manufactures will be able to sell inefficient bulbs.

From the Washington Post:

"American manufacturers have invested millions of dollars in transitioning to the standards,” said Joseph Higbee, communications director for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. “A delay in enforcement would undermine those investments and cause regulatory uncertainty.”

This bulb sh...stuff is just red meat for folks up in the holler. At least the ones who have electricity.

Dad29 said...

The REAL "Jim" emerges: a LeftWad dripping with superiority.

Try Winchester, Virginia when you search "closed GE Lightbulb Plants"

Jim said...

I express no superiority. You are free to infer whatever you like.

Try Bucyrus, Ohio when you search for "GE investment for light bulbs."

Dad29 said...

So everybody from Winchester, VA. should move to Bucyrus, Ohio to get their jobs back?

Shouldn't be a problem!

As to "investment": yah, there's lots of enhanced industrial-grade flourescent technology. And it works, for the purposes intended.

But those who relied on Gummint coercion re consumer-grade lighting were damn fools.

Sorta like GM's Volt.

Jim said...

People move for jobs all the time. Factories close here and open there.