Ontario to Ban Edison's Folly

60a.jpgOntario, a place to live and a place to grow, is outlawing incandescent bulbs in 2012 in a move to encourage energy savings on a national scale. The switch would save six million megawatt hours per yer.

The ban wouldn’t effect special use cases, like medicine, and will encourage the use of compact florescents that use 75 percent less energy than the older incandescent bulbs.

Good on ya, Canada. Now if only you had low crime rates, public health plans, low-cost medicines, and maple sap. Oh, wait…

Ontario turns out the lights on inefficient bulbs [CBC]