At last something nice to say about Australia and climate (and I'm not talking about the sunny summer that has seen my dad's garden go brown because of water restrictions). Australia has banned incandescent light bulbs as of 2010, and rumours are that hot water and home insulation may be the next to go green, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Provided that the mercury content of the new compact fluorescents are taken into account, I think it's a pretty good move. Ok, Kyoto it ain't, but it's a start for a government that up until now has been more short-sighted than Mr Magoo (who, come to think of it, bears a suspicious resemblance to our Prime Minister).

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