DOE Promotes the Change a Light, Change the World Campaign
October 05, 2007
WASHINGTON DC – Alexander Karsner, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, promoted the Change a Light, Change the World campaign's 2007 kickoff by appearing on ABC affiliate WJLA-TV on Wednesday, October 3 during their "Good Morning Washington" program.
Karsner emphasized the energy and cost savings of compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and that they are the easiest way for Americans to promote national energy savings. Appearing with weatherman Adam Caskey, Karsner described how viewers can take the pledge to change a light in their home or office by visiting the ENERGY STAR Change a Light, Change the World Web site.
CFLs use 75% less energy and last up to 10 times longer than standard bulbs, and each CFL can save up to $35 in energy bills over the length of its extended lifetime. If every American replaced one light bulb with a CFL, enough energy would be saved to light more than 3 million homes for a year, save more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars.
See the DOE press release.