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  • n. Alternative form of light bulb.


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  • Republican congressman Joe Barton of Texas called the light-bulb provision "an early Christmas present for all Americans" and said it strikes a blow against expensive fluorescents that he said are not as reliable as the old-style incandescents that have changed little since Thomas Edison's day.

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  • We'll be getting to work not because we think we can solve the climate crisis one light-bulb at a time, but because implementing solutions ourselves gives us a powerful way to challenge our politicians, as well.

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  • I felt like I was making Easy Bake recipes for a light-bulb oven but I would see the small portions as a great thing for people trying to eat well and less.

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  • Paigham runs the program out of a sparse port-a-cabin in the grounds of the Ministry of Health, a naked light-bulb and a photograph of President Hamid Karzai above his desk.

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  • Rep. Fred Upton R., Mich., who said in 2007 that the light-bulb mandate was a "common-sense, bipartisan approach ... to save energy as well as help foster the creation of new domestic manufacturing jobs," now wants to repeal the law.

    New Flare-Up in Light-Bulb Wars

  • Reuters Energy Secretary Steven Chu The light-bulb issue has become a flash point in a broader debate about the expansion of federal regulation into areas of personal choice, such as what to eat, how to save for retirement and how much gasoline to use.

    New Flare-Up in Light-Bulb Wars

  • Associated Press Light bulbs manufactured in Mullins, S.C. The light-bulb wars are back on.

    New Flare-Up in Light-Bulb Wars

  • "The American people want less government intrusion into their lives, not more, and that includes staying out of their personal light-bulb choices," Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann, now a presidential candidate, said in March.

    New Flare-Up in Light-Bulb Wars

  • A House vote on repealing the light-bulb efficiency standard, expected Monday, would reverse part of an energy bill President George W. Bush signed four years ago and that received widespread support in both houses of Congress.

    New Flare-Up in Light-Bulb Wars

  • My light-bulb definitely went on otherwise, how could I have written this fabulous guide?

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