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Hoarding energy-guzzling bulbs ahead of EU ban

Mon Aug 31

By Kim Bode; writing by Erik Kirschbaum; Editing by Jon Boyle

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germans, who sometimes see themselves as guardians of the environment, are hoarding energy-guzzling incandescent light bulbs ahead of a looming European Union-wide ban, the GfK market research agency said.

The Nuremberg-based GfK reported sales of incandescent bulbs had soared about 35 percent in the first half of the … Continue reading

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