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Because we just can’t get enough of light bulbs, here are a couple of recent developments from the world of incandescent-bulb-ban hysteria:

Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature have introduced a bill that would authorize the sale of inefficient bulbs, but only if they’re manufactured in Minnesota. The Ninth and Tenth Amendments of the Constitution allow the state to sidestep the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. (via Bob Collins at MPR’s News Cut)

A pair of German entrepreneurs are circumventing that country’s ban on incandescent bulbs by marketing them as space heaters. Their “Heatballs,” like regular incandescent bulbs, give off 95 percent of their energy as heat. (via GOOD)

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Ken Paulman

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.