Congress Takes Step Backward on Lamp Efficiency Enforcement in Spending Bill

The 2007 law mandating stricter efficiency standards for lighting, which begins to take effect next month, is still the law of the land but the government will provide no funds for enforcing it through September, the end of the federal government’s fiscal year, due to a rider on the onmibus spending package passed by Congress last week.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Rosslyn, Va., worked with various allies to develop the efficiency standards in the Energy I

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