Friday, April 22, 2011

For a Few, Focus on Green Products Pays Off -
While competitors like Clorox, Church & Dwight and S.C. Johnson were hurrying to introduce green products around 2008, Procter & Gamble, the household products giant, decided it would not.

Len Sauers, vice president for global sustainability, said the company considered such a move five or six years ago. But in conducting market research about green products, what the company found was that “not many people bought them,” he said.
American Thinker: What Do Light Bulbs Have to do with the Commerce Clause?
...residential appliances, especially light bulbs, are used at the time of day, early morning or evening, at the lowest base demand point, thus cannot affect the operation of power plant loadings locally, let alone across the nation.

In other words, light bulbs can be either energy hogs or energy tightwads and have no impact on power generation costs, emissions, or fuel use. If a homeowner uses fewer kwhs, the power plant must still be in operation. If he or she uses more kwhs then the power plant will just soak up otherwise idle on-line capacity already fired up. Because the operation of household light bulbs has negligible effects on interstate generation or transportation of electrical power, any federal statute regulating electrical devices for the consumption of energy must fail the Rehnquist Court test.
American Thinker: Greens vs. Energy
This April 22, if you find yourself frustrated at rising gasoline prices, or rising electricity prices, or rising natural gas and heating oil prices, make sure you place plenty of blame on the environmentalists behind Earth Day; for decades they have found a reason to oppose every practical form of energy in the name of "saving the planet."

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