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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Jun 20, 2008

We are applauding the new kind of light shedding its brilliant rays on the green scene in Estherville.

The city chose to participate in the “Change A Light, Change the World” program last year and will do so again for 2008. The program is administered by Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation.

The program encourages electric customers to be more energy efficient with monetary assistance toward the purchase of compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs.

Through the 2007 program, electric customers were reimbursed by the city for each CFL bulb purchased. The city paid up to $2.10 per bulb, up to a maximum of 12 bulbs per customer. Hats off to the bulb manufacturer and retailer who also passed on additional discounts.

It is a win-win-win situation for everyone, especially:

n The city for doing its part in offering the program.

n The customers who consciously make wise choices to save money, energy and the world we live in.

n The Iowa State Utility Board who urges every municipality in the state to encourage customers to become more energy efficient.

Now is the time to make the switch to CFL bulbs because the pot has been sweetened. The proposed 2008 program offers a commitment of up to $2.25 per purchased bulb.

Let CFL bulbs light up your life. There’s no time like the present.