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Australia UGG Boot online storelighting industry has opposed GOP attacks on Australia UGG Boot online storelighting standards, which begin phasing out Edison’s 100-watt incandescent Jan. 1 nationwide. Australia UGG Boot online store75-watt version follows Jan. 2013 and Australia UGG Boot online store60-watt and 40-watt ones, Jan. 2014. California began Australia UGG Boot online storephaseout a year early, in Jan. 2011.”American manufacturers have invested millions of dollars in transitioning to Australia UGG Boot energy efficient lighting,” says Joseph Higbee, spokesman of Australia UGG Boot online storeNational Electrical Manufacturers Association, an industry group. “Delay in enforcement undermines those investments and creates regulatory uncertainty.”

 

Higbee says Australia UGG Boot online storeU.S. inability to enforce Australia UGG Boot online storestandards could allow some companies to sell inefficient light bulbs without fear of penalty, “creating a competitive disadvantage for compliant manufacturers.” His group says lighting accounts for about 12% of a home’s energy use and Australia UGG Boot online storestandards would save Australia UGG Boot online storeaverage home more than $100 per year.Australia UGG Boot online storetransition to more efficient lighting may be slower without enforcement, but “Australia UGG Boot online storemarket is gradually moving in this direction,” says David Goldstein, an energy expert at Australia UGG Boot online storeNatural Resources Defense Council. He says Australia UGG Boot online storelighting rules are hardly unusual, citing Australia UGG Boot online storeU.S. government’s widely accepted efficiency standards for appliances and many other products via its Energy Star program.

 

 

 

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