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Biden reverses Trump’s rule on ‘nice’ old light bulbs and bans ineffective bulbs

A proposed new regulation from the Biden administration is casting a dark cloud over the future of one of former President Donald trumpetFavorite Thread: Ineffective light bulb.

The Department of Energy’s proposed rule issued Friday would use the department’s powers under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 to establish a ban on the sale of light bulbs that do not meet energy efficiency standards. minimum to produce 45 lumens of light for each watt of energy used by a given light.

The energy department’s move marks a departure from the route charted by the Trump administration, which refused to make any such regulation at the behest of former president Donald Trump, who opposed the demands. new energy efficiency requirements for light bulbs. rambling, liberal campaign speeches.

“Those new expensive light bulbs. I said, ‘What happened to the old ones? They are better. ‘ They said, ‘They are authorized to come out.’ I said, ‘Why?’ No one can explain why,” Trump said, later adding: “We are letting them come back. The light bulb is back.”

At a December 2019 rally in Battle Creek, Michigan, Mr Trump also claimed that “a lot of people” had complained about the cost of more energy efficient light bulbs.

“If you want to buy the newer one, you can. And if you want to look handsome or beautiful by buying the older one like me. So we’re bringing back the old light bulb…it’s much less expensive. It might give better light, but whatever… you’ll be able to spend less money on a light bulb,” he said.

The energy department, which is trying to remove a Trump-era regulation separately that excludes certain types of light bulbs from more energy-efficient standards, issued a proposed rule in August to do so. so.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/biden-administration-energy-lightbulb-rule-trump-b1972183.html Biden reverses Trump’s rule on ‘nice’ old light bulbs and bans ineffective bulbs

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