Q&A: How can I best argue for Green Energy and support getting rid of Screw In Lightbulbs?

Question by : How can I best argue for Green Energy and support getting rid of Screw In Lightbulbs?
Our Green Build group says that 25% of our nations energy is spent on lighting. Therefore California is banning screw in (edison type) incandescent and Flourescent for the higher HFC snap in flourescent.

The problem is people say the screw in edisons are as efficient as HFC and the cost to replace will never pay out. Is there some way to argue that people have to pay more?

Best answer:

Answer by jason
Everything that I have read suggests that the new bulbs will never pay out and are hazardous to boot. You are on the wrong end of a losing argument.

What do you think? Answer below!

5 Responses to “Q&A: How can I best argue for Green Energy and support getting rid of Screw In Lightbulbs?”

  1. I know for a fact the screw in kind that looks like a screw last longer.

  2. my side is get a soler system the window stuff it is so good for the environment

  3. by taking rallies…………..

  4. I have had CFL bulbs for nearly 5 years now. While I was changing burned out edison bulbs every 5 – 7 months, I have yet had a CFL bulb burn out. What I saved in the cost of incandescent bulb replacements has already more than payed for the cost of the CFL bulbs. I get an energy savings as well.

  5. longhaired freaky person Reply January 4, 2012 at 9:25 am

    People ignore the cost of the Iraq war when they talk about energy alternatives “not paying for themselves”. Even if one ignores the human cost – which would be awful – the savings we could realize from shutting down American Imperialism would be well worth the direct cost.

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