The Australian government is going to get conventional (incandescent) light globes phased out in favour of energy efficient bulbs.
Obviously this will save people money on their power bills. And it’ll reduce household emissions. Up to 75% of emissions from household lighting will be saved.
How much is that? Ummm… Well, not that much at all, actually. Because lighting only accounts for 3% of household emissions.
Indeed, people seem to be forgetting that a huge portion of emissions aren’t generated from “fixed” energy sources (eg power stations).
So how are they addressing the big hitter in the emissions game, transport? Ummm… by putting $19 billion into roads.
Yeah. Building lots of roads, encouraging people to drive more. That’ll help.