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Friday, March 16, 2007

Currys ban incandescent light bulbs from stores
The UK's biggest electrical retailer, Currys, has announced that it will stop selling incandescent light bulbs.

Apparently, sales of energy saving light bulbs have increased 20 fold on a year by year basis, and now make up 60% of the companies light bulbs sales.

Although a welcome development it is noticeable that Curry's still sell very few other energy saving products and that they have stopped selling cathode ray televisions which use 4 times less electricy than plasma screen televisions.

It is also interesting to note that the energy company E.ON has joined forces with the retailer Morrisons to offer two Philips low-energy Genie bulbs for 99p...

Hopefully more companies will copy these moves and extend their commitment to energy efficiency beyond light bulbs.