Light bulb phase out: not enough

The real story on those light globes. The World Today reports: So very very late...

The Federal Government has today launched a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by legislating to prevent the sale of standard light bulbs. The government says up to 95 per cent of the energy generated by these light bulbs is wasted whereas fluorescent bulbs are far more efficient and a switch could reduce the nation's carbon emissions significantly. But critics say many businesses already use fluorescent lights and that the government should also be putting curbs on how they're used and how long they're left on.