Government show light at tunnel's end!

Everyone knows common 60-watt incandescent bulbs are inefficient. In an effort to find something better, the Department of Energy is funding the $1 million "L-PRIZE." It is hoped this incentive will spur innovation and thereby cut our energy demands.
This is not a joke.
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/news/progress_alerts/progress_alert.asp?aid&5
If there were only some way of copying the contents of one sheet of paper onto many, more could learn about this forward-thinking proposal.
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Dont some new cfls almost meet the 17% criteria already at 70 LPW
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The only downsize is that since we heat our home electrically, also virtually pollution free since most of the electricity used is produced by hydro power, the 'inefficient' bulbs also help to heat the house!
Switch off the lights and the electric heaters cut in!
The inefficient bulbs are also cheap; about 25 cents each and require less pollution to manufacture. They are also unlike CFLs and the somewhat efficient fluorescent tubes not classified as 'Hazardous Waste'.
No kidding; our local garbage/trash collector is not supposed to take CFLs or fluorescent tubes, because they contain minute amounts of mercury and also electronic components which may contain other materials! Of course the dud CFLs (and they do fail) are hidden in peoples garbage! And the collector can't check each bag.
Problem also is that when a CFL does fail no one is going to drive five to ten miles (using expensive gas) to deposit at a hazardous waste recycling site, even if one exists or is open at a convenient time!
One place where CFLs do not make sense is in this part of the world where every month of the year requires some home heating.
For example: It was not cold last night, about 40+ degrees (End of may at Latitude roughly 50 degrees North, with little wind) Also home heating had been off during the day which had been about 55-60 degrees F. The house was warm enough with two inefficient lamp bulbs, waste heat from TV set and two computers running The fridge occasionally cutting in etc. Probably a total of some 800 watts?
Around 2.00 AM it did get a little chillier but being then in bed no house heat was needed and noticed that this morning did not need to turn on any heat except bathroom. But that is adequately heated by six 40 watt incandescent bulbs when on.
None of those six have needed replacement since, one, early last year. They do seem to last a long time even in a humid bathroom.
The one place CFLs do make sense is outside at night when they are on for long uninterrupted periods and any heat they might make is lost to outside. Am noticing an increasing use of CFLs in outside lights here.
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