Archive for December, 2013

As of January 1, 2014, incandescent light bulbs can no longer be produced or imported in the United States.

New light bulb law takes effect

A new law signed in 2007 has recently taken effect, with new regulations for what kinds of light bulbs can and cannot be produced in the United States.

Starting in 2014, all light bulb manufacturers will be legally banned from producing incandescent lighting.

Bulb manufacturers to cease incandescent light production

A new set of light bulb rules that were signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2007 are slated to begin taking affect in early 2014. The law requires all bulb manufacturers to cease making standard incandescent 40 and 60 watt lights in favor of energy efficiency ones.

Contractors in California will have to begin following stricter energy efficiency building codes in 2014.

Tougher building codes for California’s energy efficiency

The state of California is going to begin imposing stronger building codes for developers and contractors over the course of the next year. These codes have been put into place to improve the state’s energy efficiency.

Increase your home's energy efficiency by following these simple instructions.

Save energy and money this winter

To avoid sky-high costs during the next few months, there are ways you can increase your energy efficiency and make sure you are getting the most out of your house. By changing a few things, you can save energy, money, and increase the long-term value of your house.

Vermont is taking advantage of the cap-and-trade market by selling its carbon allowances and investing the money in energy efficiency programs.

Vermont made $3 million for energy efficiency in 2013

The state of Vermont has hugely profited since entering the cap-and-trade carbon allowance market of the northeast in 2009. It uses the money to invest in its own state wide program dedicated to cutting down heating costs for homeowners.