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New Light Bulb Standards Enforced Via Honor System… for Now

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By Doug Powers  •  December 30, 2011 12:48 PM

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A measure attached to a one-year spending bill passed early in December prevents the Department of Energy from enforcing light bulb efficiency standards through September 2012. The standards themselves, however, will still be phased in. Until the funding kicks in that will allow the Department of Energy to police our artificial illumination methods to ensure we’re all doing our part, enforcement of those standards will be on the honor system:

New light bulb efficiency standards will begin phasing in on Jan. 1 despite intense opposition from conservatives, who have blasted the rules as a textbook unnecessary federal regulation.

While Republicans secured inclusion of a measure blocking funding for enforcement of the standards in a year-end spending bill, energy efficiency groups say the provision will have little practical impact. The Energy Department rules will nonetheless go into effect at the start of 2012.

“The [spending bill] cut funding for enforcement, however the law is still in effect,” said Jack Gillis, spokesman for the Consumer Federation of America. “It is our expectation that companies will still comply with the law.”

At some point I predict the DoE will join forces with the DHS so J-Nap can get Wal-Mart to run “if you see incandescent bulbs, say something” videos at all checkout lanes.

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