Pundits are already taking a california legislator to task for suggesting a law which mandates choosing compact flouresent bulbs instead of the standard light bulbs. They say the savings would only be .36 of one percent, or .36 percent. The kicker here is that type of savings is quite large. That is a savings of about 1/270th of all emissions. If just one action can save that much, imagine what could be done with similar actions cross the board? The sad story is this - the electric light bulb is the same as when it was invented by Edison. It is about 5 percent efficient and the rest of the energy created is heat - something they don't need in many buildings - it adds to the air conditioning load! Also, the TOTAL savings from a compact Flour bulb saves the customer (the user) from $20-$50 or more over the length of the bulb. I am not saying that such a law should go into effect today or tomorrow, but what I am saying is that it will take a BUNCH of baby steps like that to create real change in our energy habits.