Forbes.com reported the other day that a Californian electricity company is lobbying the US Congress not to ban energy-wasting incandescent lightbulbs. Southern California Edison were forced to reveal that they spent over half a million dollars, in only the first half of 2007, lobbying against proposed climate change regulations.

It just goes to show that for all the talk about "smart energy" and "switching to energy savers", some companies are still adamant to carry on business as usual.

We're calling on the Irish Government to announce a model lightbulbs law next week. That should bolster efforts in other countries, where some retailers are changing already, but manufacturers and politicians are still dragging their feet. Have you signed the petition yet?