Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Germans Hoard Old-Fashioned Light Bulbs

Covered the newfangled global warming light bulbs back in Februrary 2008. Attention environmentalist nazi psychos: People don't want to use your stupid curlycue light bulbs to fight a nonexistent problem.

The staggered phase out of energy-wasting light bulbs begins on Sept. 1 in Germany. The unpopularity of the energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs that will replace them is leading consumers and retailers to start hoarding the traditional bulbs.

As the Sept. 1 deadline for the implementation of the first phase of the EU's ban on incandescent light bulbs approaches, shoppers, retailers and even museums are hoarding the precious wares -- and helping the manufacturers make a bundle.

[From Getting Around the EU Ban: Germans Hoarding Traditional Light Bulbs - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International]