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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Correct, infiltration is a big issue, but insulation gets all the attention. My neighbor, a mechanical engineer, complained that his unfinished basement was drafty and too cold for the kids to play in. As soon as I walked down the stairs, I could see that the foundation walls were done poorly, and there were significant gaps between the top of the concrete basement walls, and the wood sill plate (terminology?), and no sill sealer. He caulked, added some foam insulation around the perimeter, and it made a ton of difference. I can't wait to see how the new building codes (Architecture 2030 building codes) work out. They are designed to cut energy use by 50%....
    I bet that didn't cost him very much, either....a weekend job with time left over to BBQ.

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    It was my BIL, found that out later when he said he helped build our house...
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I bet that didn't cost him very much, either....a weekend job with time left over to BBQ.
    cheap bastard never did invite me to any bbq....
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    cheap bastard never did invite me to any bbq....
    You should switch his 100w bulbs for 53w bulbs when he's not looking

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    Kudos to California! Without this type of leadership we all face a very bleak energy future and who can credibly argue with the same light for less money.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Kudos to California! Without this type of leadership we all face a very bleak energy future and who can credibly argue with the same light for less money.
    California needs to smoke more pot, lots more.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Not all jobs are worthwhile. We don't let people hunt whales for whale oil anymore, much to the dismay of whalers. (except for the Japanese and their "research" anyway. )

    What business is this all of government? When your archaic lightbulbs put a heavy load on equally archaic, but taxpayer-funded, power lines, they have some business in it.
    I’m not sure which is more disturbing, the apathy so many have towards continued governmental usurpation of their freedoms and liberties or comments like this that typically go unabated.

    Can you please provide a link or reference to support your assertion that power lines are taxpayer funded? Perhaps you meant to imply that in some areas the power lines are owned by the public and failed to mention that they are privately owned in other areas? Or maybe you really didn’t mean “taxpayer-funded” but rather meant to say “government regulated”?

    Let’s just assume for the sake of argument though that the government does take your tax dollars and give them to the big energy companies. I assume that most liberals would find this an outrageous waste of their money. Aren’t you angry about it?

    Or maybe you support our tax dollars being given to these evil energy companies because it then allows you to make the argument that government can and should control how much energy we are allowed to use because our tax dollars fund it. Why wouldn’t you just demand that the government stop paying these energy companies and perhaps use that money instead to educate the public on the benefits of these better light bulbs rather than dictate what light bulbs are allowed?

    I thought the whole point behind government regulation of the energy companies was to prevent monopolies and control prices on a commodity essential to the livelihood of the citizens. If you support continued and expanding government control over the energy industry aren’t you actually creating the most powerful monopoly imaginable?

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    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    I’m not sure which is more disturbing, the apathy so many have towards continued governmental usurpation of their freedoms and liberties or comments like this that typically go unabated.

    Can you please provide a link or reference to support your assertion that power lines are taxpayer funded? Perhaps you meant to imply that in some areas the power lines are owned by the public and failed to mention that they are privately owned in other areas? Or maybe you really didn’t mean “taxpayer-funded” but rather meant to say “government regulated”?

    Let’s just assume for the sake of argument though that the government does take your tax dollars and give them to the big energy companies. I assume that most liberals would find this an outrageous waste of their money. Aren’t you angry about it?

    Or maybe you support our tax dollars being given to these evil energy companies because it then allows you to make the argument that government can and should control how much energy we are allowed to use because our tax dollars fund it. Why wouldn’t you just demand that the government stop paying these energy companies and perhaps use that money instead to educate the public on the benefits of these better light bulbs rather than dictate what light bulbs are allowed?

    I thought the whole point behind government regulation of the energy companies was to prevent monopolies and control prices on a commodity essential to the livelihood of the citizens. If you support continued and expanding government control over the energy industry aren’t you actually creating the most powerful monopoly imaginable?

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    What really disturbs me is a country already 40 years behind in energy planning now grousing about leadership to provide the same light for less money? Speaking as someone who has waited 40 years for the market place to catch up, it is about time we had some leadership in government for energy efficiency. I can tell you from experience, if we wait for the energy "industry" to look out on our behalf, you are going to be waiting a long time, more time than we have to address our energy problems.
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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    What really disturbs me is a country already 40 years behind in energy planning now grousing about leadership to provide the same light for less money? Speaking as someone who has waited 40 years for the market place to catch up, it is about time we had some leadership in government for energy efficiency. I can tell you from experience, if we wait for the energy "industry" to look out on our behalf, you are going to be waiting a long time, more time than we have to address our energy problems.

    I can only think of a salient phrase at this point....."Government is not the solution to our problems, Government is the problem...." -Reagan


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    Re: Kiss your 100-watt lightbulb goodbye

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I can only think of a salient phrase at this point....."Government is not the solution to our problems, Government is the problem...." -Reagan


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    LOL! How appropriate to quote the father of our energy crisis! I needed that, thanks!
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