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I Don’t Shop at Wal-Mart…

But this is pretty cool:

In the next 12 months, starting with a major push this month, Wal-Mart wants to sell every one of its regular customers — 100 million in all — one swirl bulb. In the process, Wal-Mart wants to change energy consumption in the United States, and energy consciousness, too.

So, Wal-Mart can green-wash on a much bigger scale than anyone else. They’re still no good guy. But their efforts will have tremendous beneficial impacts on energy consumption:

[110,000,000 60 watt replacements are] enough electricity saved to power all the homes in Delaware and Rhode Island … one bulb [in every household] is equivalent to taking 1.3 million cars off the roads.

A LOT of people live in Deleware and Rhode Island!

Good move Wal-Mart!
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