Some 2,000 urban poor in Manila’s Tondo district will be doing their bit for energy conservation and climate change when they exchange their incandescent bulbs for more efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), in Asia’s first massive bulb swap to be conducted by the Department of Energy and Asian Development Bank on Saturday.
Energy Secretary Angelo T. Reyes and Director General Xianbin Yao of ADB’s Regional and Sustainable Development Department, with several partner organizations, will lead the swap ceremony. They will visit households to witness the installation and switching on of CFLs.
The swap is part of the government’s campaign to distribute 13 million CFLs in selected areas and replace the less efficient incandescent bulbs.
The question is, how much will global temperatures decrease because of this? Can DOE give us a PEEP at the computations? What do the manufacturers of CFL's get from this program?