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An Ohio power company is making a new energy efficiency proposal that includes a smaller role for the energy-saving light bulbs that sparked a backlash. Full Story
Jason Thomas

Marysville, OH

#1 Dec 16, 2009
Typical liberal tactic. Make other people pay for your religion.
Big Hank

Columbus, OH

#2 Dec 16, 2009
What a concept - letting people decide how THEY want to spend their money!! I got these bulbs a week ago at Home Depot, 4 for less than 2 bucks. If they want people to use them, that is a reasonable price. I have seen them for over $3 a pop as well - I will stay with my old bulbs and replace them more frequently if that is how they are going to hack us for them.
somebody

Columbus, OH

#3 Dec 16, 2009
Big Hank wrote:
What a concept - letting people decide how THEY want to spend their money!! I got these bulbs a week ago at Home Depot, 4 for less than 2 bucks. If they want people to use them, that is a reasonable price. I have seen them for over $3 a pop as well - I will stay with my old bulbs and replace them more frequently if that is how they are going to hack us for them.
As a shareholder of company stock, I thank you for using the older bulbs. That means you are using more power and more money in my pocket. THANKS!!!

Since: Jul 09

New Albany, OH

#4 Dec 16, 2009
CFL bulbs are will phase out in the next 3-5 years anyway (just like the Laser Disc). LED lighting is the wave of the future for everything that uses light! I look forward to this change!
Topper

Marysville, OH

#5 Dec 16, 2009
If FirstEnergy really cared about efficienct, they would offer the bulbs at cost......[as posted above Home Depot has them 4 for $1.98]...

But First Energy was going to make a nice profit per bulb, and force everyone to buy them....
no thanks

Dublin, OH

#6 Dec 16, 2009
I don't need the quasi-government electric utility dictating my behavior to me.
Big Hank

Columbus, OH

#7 Dec 16, 2009
somebody wrote:
<quoted text>
As a shareholder of company stock, I thank you for using the older bulbs. That means you are using more power and more money in my pocket. THANKS!!!
Umm.... comprehension check please. I said I would rather use the old bulbs if we were going to be gouged on the newer ones. I also mentioned the deal the bulbs were at Home Depot - meaning I loaded up on them. But I am sure all of the readers appreciate your pompous and arrogant attitude. Have a great day!
Thinker

Reynoldsburg, OH

#8 Dec 16, 2009
Thanks to Rush for butting a national spotlight on this green scam.
somebody

Columbus, OH

#9 Dec 16, 2009
Big Hank wrote:
<quoted text>
Umm.... comprehension check please. I said I would rather use the old bulbs if we were going to be gouged on the newer ones. I also mentioned the deal the bulbs were at Home Depot - meaning I loaded up on them. But I am sure all of the readers appreciate your pompous and arrogant attitude. Have a great day!
I believe you stated that you would stick with the old bulbs, no?
curse the darkness

Reynoldsburg, OH

#10 Dec 16, 2009
We have many light fixtures that do no lend themselves aesthetically to CFL's. They look ridiculous in a formal chandelier. Outdoor security spotlights need to be instant-on. CFL's take time to come to full brightness. We'll keep the incandescent bulbs for now and look at LED's in the future.
Wild Wild Westside

Columbus, OH

#11 Dec 16, 2009
Thinker wrote:
Thanks to Rush for butting a national spotlight on this green scam.
It's not a green scam it's a corporation, that has a monopoly, that was trying to scam customers.
Big Hank

Columbus, OH

#12 Dec 16, 2009
somebody wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe you stated that you would stick with the old bulbs, no?
No - I bought a bunch of the new ones, as I stated, because of the price. But at $3-4/bulb as they are sold in a lot of places, I would stick with the old ones for a while. That's all.
Charles

Chillicothe, OH

#13 Dec 16, 2009
You forgot to mention the SURCHARGE they are applying to everyone's bill so First Energy does no loose profit from the reduction in energy use that results from efficient bulbs and thermostats. Why does the consumer have to pay more for using less? Sounds like Government is running this - more tax = less service and higher cost.
dude

Marysville, OH

#14 Dec 16, 2009
Firstenergy is mandated to reduce the overall demand for electricity over time, up to 25% over 10 years i think. The saddest part of the CFL scam is that is is perfectly legal and to the letter of the law. FE Corporate attorneys work nonstop on exposing loopholes in the state and federal legislation, so they can be exploited for profit. profit = dereguation. that is what everyone wanted remember? We can't buy pens in our FE office so our CEO can make 17 million a year, makes perfect sense to me?
dude

Marysville, OH

#15 Dec 16, 2009
The management at FE are profit mongering employee haters, and view employees as an expendable commodity. Most of them couldn't "manage" to find a way out of a paper bag if they had to. Honestly some of the corporate policies truely are laughable, there are times i am embarassed to work there.

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