If every family in the U.S. replaced one regular lightbulb with an energy-saving model, it would reduce climate-changing pollution by more than 90 billion pounds—the same as taking 7.5 million cars off the road. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
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Maine will use less electricity in 2023 than today, forecast says By Tux Turkel, Staff Writer Portland Press Herald news story In a society brimming with computers, big-screen TVs, French-door fridges and plug-in gadgets, New England’s electric grid operators are seeing something surprising: Electricity use in the region is expected to remain flat over the… Continue Reading
NRCM just achieved a big legislative victory with passage of a sweeping, first-in-the-nation bill to collect and recycle light bulbs that contain mercury (compact fluorescent lights, or CFLs). Building off the success of Maine’s landmark electronic waste law, the new CFL bill directs light bulb manufacturers to share the costs and responsibility of recycling mercury-containing… Continue Reading
Matt Prindiville, NRCM’s toxics project director, testified at the Maine Legislature this morning. For those of you who were unable to attend this public hearing, we thought you would like to see Matt testifying on behalf of NRCM, urging the safe collection and recycling of CFL bulbs. NRCM’s staff, members, and activists are hard at… Continue Reading
Portland Press Herald editorial A single light bulb seems like such an inconsequential thing. But is it? Replacing one traditional incandescent light with a compact fluorescent bulb will keep a half-ton of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere by the time it needs to be replaced. CFLs use 50 to 80 percent less energy and… Continue Reading