Starting in April, the China Lighting Conversion program plans to distribute 10 million compact fluorescent lightbulbs in China. Most Chinese people cannot afford the energy-efficient bulbs, but the Clinton Global Initiative's Joint U.S.-China Cooperation on Clean Energy is raising funds for the project. Partners already include China's Ministry of Construction, Tsinghua University and the media company Bertelsmann.
Replacing 10 million conventional lamps with compact fluorescent lamps will prevent the release of about 3.5 million tons of carbon dioxide over four years and
eliminate the need for ten 50-megawatt coal-fired power plants. Put another way, an investment of $20 million is expected to eliminate the need for a $500 million investment in new power plants.—Dawn Stover
Have you heard that the Olympics is just around the corner in China this summer. That is a mere 5 months away. Many Olympians are concerned about the air quality in China and will be compelled to wear a mask except when they are competing. But I argue they might want wear one when they are competing, they will breath intensely to meet their objectives especially in track and field. [But maybe there will be climate controlled conditions...]..okay so what am I getting at?...if China starts to use these mercury filled light bulbs its another environmental castrophe waiting to happen. They will be haphazardly dumped into land fills and the contents will end up in the gound water and then into the populations drinking water. China is a major exporter of fish to the United States - do we really want to give them light bulbs that will in turn, poison the fish we might eat? I think not!
Hey good idea cause usa and all our liberals have a way of controling chinese population! We just poison them with mercury cause my chinese baby knocked down a lamp. Yep nice going