I caught this story on Fox this morning. A plant is closing in Virginia with 200 job making light bulbs, the last making incandesent…guess where the jobs are going? China. We who invented that new “green bulb” are sending it overseas.
Besides the mercury and costly disposal of what to do with them, who is the government to tell us what we must buy? So we get a gallon and a half water for our toilets, lights that drive us nuts and cause epilepsy to those inclined.. when, oh when is enough?
And how about our older story how certain shower heads and gas fireplaces are being done away with by the EPA?
Secretary of Energy Chu rules out gas fireplaces and Showerheads Read story here
When it comes to killing jobs and shipping them to China nothing accomplishes it faster than the phony “Green” movement. Idiots like Sen. Barbara Boxer have spent decades dismantling California’s economy with their environmental extremism.
From Hot Air:
The resulting savings in energy and greenhouse-gas emissions are expected to be immense.
Savor that for a moment. These 14 words are the sum total of the justification offered in the WaPo narrative for all the economic perturbation the story then proceeds to describe. The climax of the tale is a bunch of Americans losing their manufacturing jobs, as a whole industry is reorganized and transformed. But WaPo’s writers examine everything about this story except the original reasoning for the political decision
The election of Barack Obama took California’s job killing green crusade nationwide. Now we’re all paying the price for Al Gore’s fantasies about a warming earth.
The Washington Post is reporting on the closure of the last GE factory in the US that makes incandescent light bulbs. The 200+ workers at that plant are about to join the millions of other Americans who are out of work.
Why did this happen? Because politicians in Washington decided what kind of light bulb we should use. In 2007, a so-called “energy conservation measure” passed by Congress set standards that basically banned the manufacture of incandescent light bulbs by 2014 (a mere 4 years from now).
More at Hot Joints
I was looking for a pic– caught this one….a little how of context–but here tis