PG&E offers energy efficient bulbs |

PG&E offers energy efficient bulbs

This weekend PG&E will donate 5,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs to people who bring in their old incandescent bulbs as part of a month-long energy efficiency campaign.

Representatives from the electric company will exchange the bulbs with the local non profit group, Clean Power Cooperative of Nevada County at a booth at this weekend’s Fall Home Show. The 5th annual free event sponsored by The Union will feature 160 vendors on Saturday and Sunday.

“They’re really trying to get people in an aggressive way to switch over and reduce consumption,” said Marston Schultz, one of the organizers of the Clean Power Co-op.

Throughout the month of October, PG&E plans to give away one million CFL bulbs as part of the company’s Energy Star Change a Light, Change the World campaign.

CFL bulbs last up to ten times longer than incandescent bulbs and use 75 percent less energy. CFLs offer similar light quality, but use less energy and cost less money to light. The bulbs produce less carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, according to a PG&E release.

“We really want to get those bulbs out of houses,” Shultz said. PG&E limits one exchange per person.

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