Last September, three young engineers sent an email to Ministers and Parliament Members, proposing to put forward the 2009 deadline set by the EU for the substitution of incandescent bulbs with fluorescent ones. A simple idea that would save a lot of energy: and it works… I am a fluo enthusiast, and they are extremely durable too!
One month later, they received a written letter from Fausto Bertinotti (president of the Chamber of Deputies), saying that a copy of their e-mail had been sent to the competent parliamentary Committee
"[…] so that deputies can read it and carry out the suitable
Sounds like a recommendation for them to act. Let’s hope that the good story develops in the right way: it would be nice to have that spare 20% of energy available in 2008, during the next inescapable energy consumption peak…