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Stephen Colbert takes on the “socket huggers” who want us to fill our homes with “pigtail bulbs”:

And Dale Bryk from the Natural Resources Defense Council explains that “nobody is coming to take your light bulb away,” takes on the mercury myth, and says she’s not a big fan of CFL bulbs, either.

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.