February 23, 2007

NineMSN: (h/t NonnyMouse)

Australia is set to become the first country in the world to stop using the cheap standard light bulb, with the federal government expected today to announce a commitment to phasing out inefficient incandescent light within three years.

The ambitious plan, set to be unveiled by Federal Environment Minister Malcolm Turnbull, aims to have every Australian home lit by compact fluorescent light by 2009-10.

Replacing the old bulb is expected to cut annual greenhouse gas emissions by 800,000 tonnes, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Under increasing pressure to deal with climate change, the Howard government is set to use this plan as an example of Australia's commitment to solving the problem of global warming.

Compare that to Cheney's stance on global warming. I've said before that this is an opportunity for Americans to be on the forefront and revitalize industry in this nation by developing green solutions. Instead we have a lying, fear-mongering war profiteer who wants to just flat out deny overwhelming scientific consensus.

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