September 8, 2004

Subsidised Efficient Light Bulbs

Category: Environment

Milwaukee: Imagine a light bulb appearing, cartoon style, above someone's head. Ding! That's basically what Wisconsin did when they slapped a utilities surcharge to pay for subsidised compact flourescents, then sold to consumers at a discount. A whopping 1.3 million sold last year.

Unfortunately, the article dosn't go into detail about how much this saves the utility, but with an average expense of $22 a year, a consumer who buys a few of these enregy saving bulbs will most likely see the investment pay off financially in a year or less.

Posted by Nick at September 8, 2004 2:48 AM