China will do away with incandescent bulbs

Data / date: 08/11/11 Sem comentarios / No Comments

You know those light bulbs that are being used less and less because they spend more? Well, China decided to phase them out from October 1, 2012.
The goal is to replace a billion light bulbs with more efficient models used within 5 years.

According to the International Energy Agency, lighting accounts for 19% of the electricity consumed in the world. This number can be reduced to 7% if the rest of the world do the same as China.

It is a big step toward improving lighting efficiency and reducing  carbon dioxide emissions  China is the world’s biggest polluter and emits 6 million tons of greenhouse gases per year.

1: China is the largest producer of emissions in the world, according to the latest ranking from risk management consultancy Maplecroft. China emits about 6,018 million tons of greenhouse gases per year.