City Council is off scot free: at least one opportunity to take the lead has been taken out of its hands.
The Ontario Government has announced that it will introduce legislation to ban energy-inefficient lights by 2012.
The law will apply to retailers selling bulbs, not to consumers using them.
I haven't seen the details of the legislation yet, but I hope the province passes the law based on enegy efficiency - e.g. a minimum standard of so many lumens per watt - rather than identifying particular technologies and limiting potential research.
The opposition parties support the legislation, but the NDP argues it should take effect in 2010, when Australia's ban takes effect, not 2012.
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