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High Energy Light Bulbs

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to phase out the use and availability of high energy light bulbs. (160584)

We are working with retailers, manufacturers, energy suppliers and the Energy Saving Trust, to voluntarily phase out inefficient light bulbs by 2011 in the UK, ahead of our European partners.

Replacing bulbs with energy efficient alternatives will save up to 5 million tonnes of CO2 from electricity generation per year by 2012 and will also help reduce householders' energy bills.