Phasing Out Incandescents

Phasing Out Incandescents
Innovation
Jeff Squires
  • 2 october 2007

Approximately 70% of worlds light bulbs are produced in China – almost all of which are incandescent. A new program organized by The Global Environment Facility has encouraged the nation to phase out incandescent bulbs in favor of more energy-efficient ones within the next 10 years. China is the first country to join the program, and a formal announcement is set to be made in December; Mexico, Indonesia, Venezuela and Costa Rica are also prospective countries to sign on.

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