Energy efficient bulbs to save the world

Well, not quite, but a review has estimated that a global switch to efficient lighting systems would cut the world’s electricity bill by up to 10%.

“Lighting is a major source of electricity consumption,” said Paul Waide, a senior policy analyst with the IEA and one of the report’s authors.

“19% of global electricity generation is taken for lighting – that’s more than is produced by hydro or nuclear stations, and about the same that’s produced from natural gas,” he told the BBC News website.

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  1. Avatar djametcalf
    djametcalf says:

    Energy efficient bulbs are a great idea, and should be used wherever possible.
    People thinking of switching to compact fluorescent lights, or just wanting more information on them, should check out this post on the Guide to Green Living.