rblancarte writes: Citing a reduction in greenhouse gases, the Australian government on Tuesday announced plans to phase out incandescent light bulbs and replace them with more energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs across the country. 'Federal Government figures suggest energy used for household lighting in Australia contributes up to 12 per cent of coal-energy greenhouse gas emissions and around 25 per cent of emissions from commercial and public lighting.' While a small percentage in Australia's goal in greenhouse gas reduction, it is one of the first major steps taken to reduce greenhouse gases by any national government. The incandescent bulb is a 125 year-old technology with few changes made in the last century.
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