Standards in the News
Brian Amaran of NJ.com writes that, "This summer, when the monument to Thomas Alva Edison on Christie Street reopens after two years of renovations, a small but symbolically significant change will take place."
The Elk Valley Times reports that light bulbs are "part of a growing array of more energy efficient products that have allowed Americans to significantly cut the amount of electricity consumed in homes and businesses."
Seth Shulman of the Union of Concerned Scientists writes that the decline in electricity consumption in the U.S. is "to a large extent, a direct result of govenment energy efficiency standards."
ACEEE Executive Director Steven Nadel reacts to news that the light bulb rider was inserted into the omnibus spending bill.
Noah Horowitz of Natural Resources Defense Council gives his take on the historic agreement to slash the energy use of set-top boxes by 10 to 45 percent.
National Geographic writes that chances are good that hidden energy hogs in your home are burning more power and money than your refrigerator—sometimes much more.
Consumer Federation of America notes: Energy costs drain $4,600 from household budgets annually; standards could save nearly $1000.
Listen to the story by Scott Horsley of National Public Radio.