Data Act: Commission proposes measures for a fair and innovative data economy
01 August 2022
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On the 17th of February, the European Parliament's Environment Committee and energy experts from all EU countries approved a proposal by the European Commission to gradually replace incandescent light bulbs.
Old fashioned and energy inefficient light bulbs will be phased out for a new generation of bulbs that consume 75% less energy. This means that the wasteful bulbs will disappear from shops between 2009 and 2012.
Traditional light bulbs are wasteful of energy with just 5% of the electricity going into the production of light and the other 95% producing heat. These bulbs are now considered a luxury, given the pressing issue of climate change and the EU's stated goal of a 20% cut in CO2 emissions by 2020.
Source: MEUSAC Environment Committee
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