Japan is the latest country to introduce a ban on inefficient incandescent light bulbs following the likes of Cuba, Venezuela, Australia and Ireland. Much to our delight, the Japanese government is keen to move from incandescent bulbs to energy-saving compact fluorescent ones to reduce carbon emissions and energy use. Why can’t our own government take inspiration from these countries and ban power hungry bulbs for good? The global trend is moving from conventional technologies to more eco-friendly ones as we saw in the case of Ireland where the incandescent bulb was banned a couple weeks ago. If we were to ban power crazy bulbs here we would cut our carbon emissions by 5 million tonnes.