Monday, October 8, 2007

China, Maker of 70% of the World's Lightbulbs, to Phase out Incandescent Lightbulbs

China (TGW) – China, which makes 70% of the world’s lightbulbs, has agreed to start promoting more energy inefficient lightbulbs.

The transition could be made in the next 10 years, said Monique Barbut, chief executive officer of the Global Environment Facility.

"We are starting a world campaign to ban all inefficient lightbulbs," Barbut said at the Reuters Environmental Summit in Washington. "And China has just agreed."

Australia is one of a very small number of developed countries that has already agreed to phase out incandescent lightbulbs.

China’s program will be formally announced in December.

Via :: Reuters