Reuters tells us that California wants to ban lightbulbs. Now why do I believe this ?
The "How Many Legislators Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb Act" -- no, I'm not making this up, that's the bill's name -- is to be introduced in the California legislature this week, and it would ban ordinary incandescent lightbulbs by 2012. Californians desiring light would have to purchase fluorscent lightbulbs.
The Lightbulb Bill's author and chief proponent, Assemblyman Lloyd Levine (D-Van Nuys), says that incandescent lightbulbs are inefficient and use too much energy.
I wonder if Assemblyman Levine has ever heard of the US Constitution and the commerce clause ? Might mean lights-out for this idea.