Biden Administration Proposes Lightbulb Efficiency Rule, Reversing Trump

"The Biden administration late Friday proposed a rule that would impose a lightbulb efficiency standard after the Trump administration declined to do so.

If implemented, the Energy Department proposal would establish a “backstop” barring the sale of lightbulbs that don’t meet a minimum efficiency requirement.

The move is expected to shift the market toward more-efficient LED light bulbs and away from incandescent bulbs.

The Biden administration argued that the move would both benefit consumers and provide climate benefits."

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill December 6, 2021.

Source: The Hill, 12/07/2021