Nunavut targets incandescent bulbs
"There is an opportunity for us to try to be on the leading edge, as it were, to reduce greenhouse gases through the elimination of incandescent bulbs, and we believe that we can do that,"
- Energy Minister Ed Picco
Nunavut - The Nunavut government plans to introduce legislation banning the sale and purchase of traditional incandescent light bulbs, in the hopes of becoming the first Canadian jurisdiction to do so.
Energy Minister Ed Picco said the legislation will be introduced when the legislature next sits in May. If passed, the ban would be implemented over three years, replacing about 30,000 incandescent bulbs across the territory with energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs.