LEX MM article for January 22 issue.

LEX350 column

Compact Fluorescent Lights Pay Off in Many Ways

It’s a fact: Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are an inexpensive and easy step you can take to reduce energy use, and thereby energy costs, in your home. By reducing your home energy use, less electricity is generated from sources such as hydroelectric dams, coal, natural gas, oil, and nuclear power plants. Here are some important things you need to know about CFLs:

The most recent science tells us that unless we can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million (ppm), we will cause huge and irreversible damage to the earth.” (CO2 levels in the atmosphere are now at about 387 ppm, up almost 40% since the industrial revolution and the highest for at least the last 650,000 years.) Brought to you by the Lexington Global Warming Action Coalition (www.lexgwac.org).