Obama: Light bulbs important, not sexy
I know light bulbs may not seem sexy, but this simple action [a focus on making lamps and other lighting fixtures more energy-efficient] holds enormous promise because 7 percent of all the energy consumed in America is used to light our homes and businesses.
Between 2012 and 2042, these new standards will save consumers up to $4 billion a year, conserve enough electricity to power every home in America for 10 months, reduce emissions equal to the amount produced by a 166,000, 000 cars each year, and eliminate the need for as many as 14 coal-fired power plants.
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