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Bulb Ban Goes Into Effect

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Ridgewood NJ, a Department of Energy rule requiring new lightbulbs to have a minimum brightness of 45 lumens went into effect in the United States on Tuesday, effectively banning incandescent lightbulbs. The ban does not affect currently owned lightbulbs and excludes several specialty bulbs used in refrigerators, plant lights, and others (see full list).

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Department of Energy :Always Wrong All the time

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even a broken clock is right twice a day 

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Washington DC, at lest Mussini made the trains run on time and speaking of energy policy , on the website, Marc Morano has produced this chart showing energy predictions from the U.S. Department of Energy and the actual events. Over the decade from 2010-19 U.S. oil output reached double its predicted level. (Obama predicted we would soon drill for the last barrel of oil in North America.) No one in government saw the shale oil and gas revolution coming.

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White House Recognizes Valley of Ridgewood for Participation in Department of Energy Workplace Charging Challenge

DOE Participation in Department of Energy Workplace Charging Challenge

July 25, 2016

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Ridgewood NJ, The Valley Hospital was recently recognized by the White House for its participation in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Workplace Charging Challenge. The Workplace Charging Challenge encourages America’s employers to commit to providing electric vehicle charging access for their workforce.

Earlier this year, Valley installed five electric vehicle charging stations at its main campus, and is considering installing charging stations at satellite locations as well. Valley became a DOE Workplace Charging Challenge partner in June of this year. The hospital is now among the more than 350 national partners who have made a pledge to participate in the Challenge. The DOE is on track to meet its goal of having 500 United States Challenge partners by 2018. This is crucial, according to a White House press release, because “vehicles are parked at homes and workplaces most of the time, making the Workplace Charging Challenge a significant opportunity to expand our nation’s charging infrastructure. In fact, charging at work can potentially double an EV driver’s all-electric daily commuting range.”

The use of electric vehicles is a key component the Obama Administration’s goal “to combat climate change, increase access to clean energy technologies, and reduce our dependence on oil,” according to the release.