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India has put in place a market mechanism that will phase out incandescent bulbs, making way for a cleaner energy future. The Bachat Lamp Yojana programme will replace 400 million incandescent bulbs with CFLs by 2012, which would save about 55 million tonnes of CO2 each year.


Related tidbit – India to use the sale proceeds of carbon credits to fund the incandescent bulb phaseout!