DOE Finalizes Lightbulb Efficiency Rules, Sunsetting Older Technology

April 26, 2022
The Department of Energy (DOE) is finalizing long-awaited rules implementing stricter energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs, kicking off a process that will bar imports and sales of older incandescent bulbs over the course of the next year, in favor of more efficient LED technology. DOE estimates the new general service lamp (GSL) standards will save consumers nearly $3 billion annually, while preventing 222 million metric tons of carbon dioxide over the next 30 years. Officials also project significant reductions in...

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