The Nanny State vs. Light Bulbs, EuroVision 75(watt) Version


Via Instapundit comes this UK report of Europeans "panic buying" incandescent light bulbs before the ban on 75-watters goes into effect (last year, 100 watt jobs were pulled from the market).

The panic buying of light bulbs is expected to get worse when 60W bulbs are banned next year and all incandescent bulbs are phased out by 2012.

Incandescent light bulbs are being phased out in order to meet the EU's ambitious climate change targets to cut greenhouse gases by 20 per cent by 2020.

More here.

And in the spirit of recycling and keeping carbon footprints tinier than a Chinese courtesan's, take a look at last year's Reason.tv extravaganza, "Light Bulbs vs. The Nanny State," two minutes of warm, glowing analysis on the control freaks who have decreed, "Let there be less light":