Also in this playlist...
This transcript is automatically generated
Battle of the bulbs Republicans looking to flip the switch -- a new law that would ban lightbulbs deemed not echo friendly enough.
And only allowing light -- -- have less watts the cost more money.
Republican congressman Joseph Barton leading the charge to repeal.
And he's here lightness -- and what is going on here I mean -- is what she didn't hovering just what I don't quite old C used only.
But isn't your inbox more at full isn't our inbox full -- -- things to do.
You would think so -- back in 2007.
Speaker Pelosi -- passed a law through the through the house to pass the senate and unfortunately President Bush signed.
That preempted a lot of the state and federal building codes and it also -- -- in the beginning next year light bulbs.
The old fashioned incandescent light bumps because it said that they were inefficient.
The problem is they're very inexpensive to buy and very inexpensive to operate.
-- sixty watt.
Incandescent light -- I bought for 37 and a half since two nights ago at a grocery store in Virginia the CFL that was its equivalent cost six dollars so.
I'd rather pay 37 and a half since and I would six dollars.
And we wanna let the American public make that choice again and not take the -- bulbs.
Off the shelf so you know any bill next Monday in the house friend that does that.
-- is an important point because you know you could say what -- have billion dollars as are estimating up of this.
Offer this bill but what is it gonna take -- -- the American people's pocket if you do the math as you just presented it right.
Will it offset well -- worse yeah.
Yeah the the up -- cost.
Six dollars that you play at the bit to -- to virtually sort check out counter for 37 and a half -- that that incandescent light bulb costs you.
A couple of pennies a week operate.
The the CFL.
Costs may be a penny to operate so it takes a long long time.
To make it up the expense upfront is about twenty times as expensive in the efficiency is only about three times is is efficient.
I'm thinking you know why why doesn't the government do this instead.
Big government federal buildings consume the most energy in this country 35% of the total energy according to the GAO energy consumption.
But the federal government is always leaving the lights on have a eternal life -- some of these nights and you'll have to -- do the bulk.
Where they go and they don't turn the -- I think the American people make the choice.
It's a no brainer trust people trust the market it we're not opposed to the CF sells but if there's good as they claim to be.
Let him win acceptance in the marketplace and if they're not.
-- the impose special of the low income consumers -- bright not having them out of their own pocket as you saw a huge upfront costs.
Are right congressman Barton and by the way these light -- who knows what kind of chemicals are in there.
But we thank you so much for your time -- hope you have a good.
Filter by section