California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra, has intervened in a lawsuit filed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association against the U.S. Department of Energy challenging energy efficiency regulations for light bulbs. The regulations were finalized in January 2017. According to the Office of the Attorney General press release, they are expected to save approximately 27 quadrillion BTUs of energy cumulatively over thirty years. Consumers would save $120 billion along with a 1,400 million metric ton reduction in carbon emissions.
Click here to read the full press release from the Office of the Attorney General
Click here to read more about the delayed federal action on energy efficiency standards from Lauren Urbanek of NRDC