Category Archives: Mercury

Still on the mercury trail – Another letter to EECA

If you look below you’ll see I made a submission to EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) in regard to CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps).  These units contain mercury – which is extremely bad for people, animals and the environment. I received … Continue reading

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CFLs Contain Mercury. EECA promotes CFLs. IPENZ suggests a mercury label for them. And Germany wants to ban them.

The various approaches to CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps). In New Zealand, March 2011: IPENZ’s (Institution of Professional Engineers) weekly newsletter included an item about its submission to EECA.  It included a mention of the mercury issue.  The last two bullet … Continue reading

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CFLs Contain Mercury – Response from EECA

Carolyn at EECA kindly acknowledged receipt of my submission.  Refer to my 28 February post for a copy of the submission. Here is Carolyn’s response: Dear Anthony,   Thank you for your submission – I have made a note of your concerns … Continue reading

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CFLs Contain Mercury – Submission to EECA

NZ’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is reviewing the Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS) for Compact Fluorescent Lamps.  They produced a discussion document and invited submissions.  Submissions closed today, 28 Feb 2011.  Here’s what I sent them. Submission on … Continue reading

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