Australia is one of the very few brave
national governments to take a huge step in trying to save
the planet earth. As early as 2004, Australia has made a
very big and bold decision to phase out incandescent bulbs
from the entire continent by year 2010.
This bold action will help greatly in
the reduction of precious energy waste.
light bulbs will be replaced by more fuel-efficient,
energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs. Australia
would even go as far as to imposing an energy efficiency
standard on every product.
So, people would really be forced to use compact fluorescent
light bulbs because there is no way that those incandescent
light bulbs will measure up to these strict standards.
Should it follow through its
plan, Australia may well be it world’s first entire
nation to totally eradicate the use of incandescent
The minister of environment,
Mr. Malcolm Turnbull, believes that Australia would
have reduced its greenhouse gas emissions down to 4
million metric tons per year at least by 2015.
Household lighting costs would also be trimmed down
This should be a good
motivation to all as you are not only saving money
from reduced electricity bills but also helping save
This course of action may seem
very trivial to some but is considered a very bold
and huge step because it requires change from every
citizen of this beautiful continent.
Both business places and homes will be
affected. It’s not easy getting rid of what you are used to,
especially replacing it with something more expensive that
some people might think an unnecessary waste.
However, this is all for the good of
everybody in the long-run and especially for the future
However, there are critics who argue that however noble this
action may be, the government would still fall short of its
597 million ton per year target reduction.
Oh well, there would always be critics
around in every single thing that suggests change. Most
people… and it is a very normal reaction, fear change.
They always tend to settle in a
comfort zone and never want to leave there, but really
should. Especially for something like this that would
benefit all of humankind.
Saving the planet is a very tough and daunting feat, indeed.
But we would be very bad and doomed people if we don’t give
it a try.
Every nation in the world should follow suit.