POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Feb. 3, 2016

GE to stop producing CFLs; Texas ranked third for grid modernization


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • GE will stop producing compact fluorescent lights by the end of 2016 and will focus on halogen incandescents and high-efficiency LEDs. Currently, both CFLs and LEDs account for 15 percent (each) of light bulb sales in the U.S. However, the company projects that LEDs will account for almost 50 percent of bulbs used in the U.S. by 2020 and the use of CFLs has been declining.
  • The state of Texas ranked third on a report studying grid modernization falling just behind California and Illinois. The study finds that the top ranked states are making substantive advances and pulling away from lower ranked states. A key takeaway of the report is that grid modernization faces obstacles regarding both costs and benefits.
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