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Topic - Jack Gillis
New light-bulb efficiency standards kicked in Sunday, despite a last-minute Republican move that prohibits the federal government from spending money on enforcement.
"That will drive a lot of market behavior," Mr. Gillis said. "When you're standing at Home Depot, and you read the difference between the lights, it will be very clear which ones are going to be more efficient or cheaper to run."
"As a practical matter, we don't think there's going to be much of an impact," said Jack Gillis, a spokesman for the Consumer Federation of America, a association of about 280 nonprofit consumer groups. "It's not as if you need cops out there reading the [packaging] labels."