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Aren’t compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs dangerous?


Yes and no. Compact fluorescent light bulbs, commonly referred to as CFL bulbs, do contain mercury, which is a hazardous material. However, the amount is very small and is less than the amount used in standard linear fluorescent bulbs which have been in use in homes, businesses, and schools for decades. Two-thirds of the CFL … Continue reading

Smart Power Grid Leads to Energy Savings, Privacy Concerns


The grid is getting smart. The Associated Press released a story recently about advancements in the works for the nation’s power grid, and more importantly, how that grid interacts with energy consumers. Faced with steeply rising demand and associated fuel costs, power companies are exploring new ways to encourage, and potentially mandate, conservation, with the … Continue reading

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