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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Is Hoarding Light Bulbs A Bright Idea?

Massive home furnishings retailor, Ikea, prepares to stop selling all of its incandescent bulbs for good. (AP)

Not everyone is happy that under a 2007 energy law, old-style incandescent light bulbs will be phased out starting in January 2012. The federal government says it’s not a ban. But the change is prompting some people to hoard incandescents, which haven’t changed much since Edison invented them. We speak with Nolan Finley, editorial page editor of the Detroit News.


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