New light bulb requirements don’t make much sense

Published 9:34 am Friday, February 11, 2011

To the Editor:

So let me get this straight: The electric company and the government are constantly leaning on me to discard my old incandescent light bulbs and purchase yet another newfangled light bulb, this time a $90 LED bulb so I can avoid consuming too much electricity, while at the same time, the government and the electric company want to use my tax money to subsidize the widespread purchases of electric-powered cars, which I will have to charge at home each day with even more electricity that is largely produced by burning coal.

Does anybody else besides me find this defying common sense?

J.R. Ferguson