Ireland to ban Old-type Light Bulbs by 2009
Is Ireland beginning to wake up to energy issues?? The recent budget had two small signs of intelligent life in it. 1. A car purchase tax based on emissions, and 2. The banning of filament bulbs by 2009.
Well done Brian Cowen!! But what about grant aided insulation in older buildings - that would save much more than CFL bulbs.
What about a massive investment, say 10% GDP, in nationally owned, wind, solar, wave, and bio-mass energy production to buffer the looming oil crisis?? Now that would be a budget to write up about.