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DOE Waives Buy-American Requirements for CFLs

The government relations folks at NEMA, Rosslyn, Va., said the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) issued waivers for several lighting products from the Buy American requirements that apply to manufactured goods to be used in projects funded by EERE under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The waiver applies to screw-base and pin-base compact fluorescent lamps, with the exception of pin-based CFLs longer than 10 inches, which are made in the U.S. NEMA had sought the waiver because the CFLs are not made in the U.S. in sufficient quantities to meet demand.  2/22 G-Biz