Bloomberg Law
March 9, 2021, 11:00 AM

Lightbulb Efficiency Can Show the Way for Bold Climate Action

Dean Scott
Dean Scott

A U.S.-led revolution in light bulb efficiency launched with bipartisan fanfare more than a decade ago should be a beacon for how to tackle even bigger climate challenges through flexible standards.

The lighting efficiency standards, which pushed consumers away from pear-shaped incandescents invented in the late 1800s, led to widespread adoption of LED lighting in homes, autos, and commercial properties—even with hiccups along the way.

But how it was done—through a technology-neutral approach that set firm efficiency targets, but left it up to bulb-makers to decide how to comply—could offer a blueprint for using performance-based standards for a host of ...

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