Friday, February 12, 2016
1012 C Street  •  Floresville, TX 78114  •  Phone: 830-216-4519  •  Fax: 830-393-3219  • 

WCN Site Search


Preview the Paper Preview the Paper

Preview this week's Paper
A limited number of pages are displayed in this preview.
Preview this Week’s Issue ›
Subscribe Today ›

Lost & Found


VideoMissing: Male Boxer, since evening of Jan. 4, Hwy. 97 West, rear of Promised Land Creamery, $500 REWARD. Call 830-391-2240 with information.
Lost: Female German Shepherd, about 2 years old, pink collar, lost from Hickory Hill/Great Oaks Subdivisions off FM 539, La Vernia, on Thurs., Feb. 4. Reward! 830-947-3465.
Found: Basset Hound, Hwy. 97 W./Hospital Blvd., Floresville. Call 830-391-2153 between 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
More Lost & Found ads ›

Help Wanted

Your #1 Advertising Resource! Call 830-216-4519.
Giggles and Smiles Learning Center now hiring teachers, must have high school diploma or GED, on job training, morning and afternoon shifts available. Inquire at 2000 10th St., Floresville, 830-393-3814.
More Help Wanted ads ›

Featured Videos





Video Vault ›

National News


Texas Public Policy Foundation Authors Policy Brief: Light Bulbs and Liberty




E-Mail this Story to a Friend
Print this Story

Disclaimer:
The author of this entry is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.
September 18, 2011 | 2,010 views | Post a comment

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation has published a policy brief, Light Bulbs and Liberty, discussing how the traditional light bulb will be phasing out as of January 1, 2012.

In 2007, the U.S. Congress passed the Energy and Security Act that created energy efficiency standards for lighting, including household lighting, ending the ability for American consumers to purchase the incandescent light bulbs in use for the last 100 years. It will also become a federal crime to sell the traditional light bulbs.

However, the Texas Legislature took matters in their own hands by passing House Bill 2510, recently signed by Gov. Perry. HB 2510 will go into effect January 1, 2012, the same day the Federal Energy and Security Act is slated to phase out the 100 watt light bulb. HB 2510 basically states that if an incandescent light bulb is created in Texas and used in Texas, the Texas Legislature says that the Energy and Security Act of 2007 does not apply, and Texans can continue using the light bulbs.

“HB 2510 prevents the government from interfering with the marketplace, overriding consumer choice, and increasing consumer cost,” said Ryan Brannan Center for Economic Freedom policy analyst. “The light bulb ban represents a microcosm of the larger problem with energy efficiency measures that are promulgated with ever increasing upfront costs to consumers with only speculative long-run returns.”

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit free-market research institute based in Austin.

Primary website: www.TexasPolicy.com

Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/TexasPublicPolicyFoundation

Twitter feed: www.Twitter.com/TPPF
 
‹ Previous Blog Entry
 

Your Opinions and Comments


Be the first to comment on this story!


You must be logged in to post a comment.




Not a subscriber?
Subscriber, but no password?
Forgot password?

National News Archives


East Central Driving SchoolHeavenly Touch homeAllstate & McBride RealtyVoncille Bielefeld homeTriple R DC Experts

  Copyright © 2007-2016 Wilson County News. All rights reserved. Web development by Drewa Designs.