Energy-saving light bulbs leap in priceThe cost of energy saving light bulbs is rising sharply ahead of the European Union ban on the traditional 60-watt bulbs.
And, what’s more…’the CFLs that are replacing them (real light bulbs, you know, the ones that actually emit light you can read by,) contain small quantities of expensive rare earth elements. Makers say that growing demand for the substances, particularly in China where they come from, has forced prices upwards.
So, we get another ‘green’ solution that doesn’t work, it hoovers more money out of the pockets of taxpayers and sends it off to China.
I’m really glad I speak Chinese – should get me a good enough job oppressing the rest of you lot when the Chinese call in our national mortgage.