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Sir, Regarding ‘EU lawmakers reject revised energy labels‘: The current dispute concerning the Energy Labelling Directive between the Parliament on one hand and the Commission and the Council on the other, is taking a theological course along the lines of ‘how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?’. All parties agree that… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘MEP goes on defensive over light bulb ban‘: CFL-type energy-saving lamps are hated by the 1-3% of the population who suffer from exposure to electromagnetic fields, like those emitted by CFLs. They cause electrically hypersensitive people to become ill. We investigated which EMFs cause these effects, and found that the CFLs consume electricity… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘MEP goes on defensive over light bulb ban‘: Eco-design statement December 8: “The regulation [to ‘phase out’ incandescent lights] is only one of the Ecodesign measures that will be adopted by the Commission over the coming months, targeting many more products such as consumer electronics, white goods or heating appliances.” Are we living… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘MEP goes on defensive over light bulb ban‘: First of all: What is easily forgotten is that this is a ban on a safe, popular product. We are not talking about banning lead paint or fireworks here. Around 9 out of every 10 lights purchased in every European country are of this kind,… » read more

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Sir, Regarding your article ‘EU to switch off traditional light bulbs by 2012‘: I try to be as green as the next person and understand the need to reduce the use of incandescent and halogen light bulbs. But has anyone else had the difficulties I have encountered while reading by these newer so-called efficient light… » read more

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