Starting this week, it will be illegal to make or import 100-watt light bulbs in the European Union. And for what? New Scientist reporter Shanta Barley notes:
And the UK could save 2 to 5 million tonnes of the stuff, he says. Will it make a difference? You decide: the ban will cut Britain’s yearly emissions of CO2 by – oh, about 0.643737355 per cent.
Of course, Eurocrats will still tout this as momentous. The costs this imposes on consumers will likely be greter than the ban’s puny effect on emissions.