Mexico changes bulbs to fight climate change

A Mexican light bulb replacement project has received independent verification of greenhouse gas reductions. The audit found that as a result of the project, power plants operated by Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission avoided pumping 171,168 tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air from 1995 through 1998. The agency persuaded residents in Guadalajara and Monterrey—Mexico’s second- and third-largest cities, respectively—to replace their incandescent light bulbs with compact flourescent bulbs, which are 75% more efficient and last 10 times longer. Energy savings were verified by an auditing team comprising two consultancies, Det Norske Veritas (DNV) of Norway and ICF Consulting of the United States, and the Center for Climate & Environmental Research (CICERO), a research center associated with the University of... [Log in to read more]

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