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Mercury Makes Recycling Compact Fluorescents a Chore

Article: Mercury Makes Recycling Compact Fluorescents a Chore

HARRISBURGH, Pennsylvania, April 6, 2008 (ENS) – Compact fluorescent light bulbs can save up to 75 percent of the energy used by traditional light bulbs and save householders money too, but a lack of options on where to recycle the mercury-containing bulbs may make some consumers reluctant to adopt the popular technology. To help encourage…

Light Bulbs to Light Trucks, Efficiency Shapes New Energy Law

Article: Light Bulbs to Light Trucks, Efficiency Shapes New Energy Law

WASHINGTON, DC, December 19, 2007 (ENS) – Congress on Tuesday passed a new energy bill and sent it along Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in a hybrid Prius car. Today President George W. Bush signed the measure, which includes the first increase in vehicle fuel economy standards in 32 years. The House approved the…

Change a Bulb, Change the World

Article: Change a Bulb, Change the World

Ed. note: Twice a week, we’ll run a ‘Best of TreeHugger’ post, featuring a rundown of the best ideas, stories, products and people that TreeHugger has covered in the past. One of the quickest, easiest changes you can make to help the planet and your home be a little greener is as simple as changing…