Average GHG Emmission per KWH = 0.25 kg CO2 (you can quickly get a better number than this based on Canada's current power production profile and fuel vs GHG emmissions for the various fuel type. The above number is very very conservative is is most likely closer to 0.6 kg per KWH)
Program Cost Per Household = $10.00 * 20 * 1.25 = $250.00
Conservative Hydro Savings Per Household = 480 * 20 = 9600 KWH
Conservative Hydro Savings for 8000 hours Lighting = 9600 * 0.1 = $960.00
Average GHG Reduction per Household = 9600 * 0.25 = 2400 Kg
Assuming 7.5 Million Households and 25% take advantage of this Program. This is based on 8000 lighting hours and twenty bulbs per household that pay $0.10 per KHW, with GHG emmissions at 0.25 kg/KWH
Total Program Cost = $468.75 Million
Total Conservative Hydro Savings = 18,000,000 Mega Watt Hours
Total Conservative Hydro Savings = $1.800 Billion
Total GHG Reduction = 4,500,000,000 kg (or 4.5 Million Metric Tonnes)
It a win right across the board, it is an easy. It shows quick action on the file, puts money into economy, saves families some big bucks, reduces hydro consumption, reduces GHG emmissions. (Go an' read the whole thing or else yer a lazyass.)
I'm a lazyass myself so here's a copy an' paste job o' my comment from over t' Zorf's boog. Last week when I was boogin' an' changin' bulbs myself, I even sed they oughta make these bulbs the law. Take the old kind off the store shelves. Make 'em like smoke detectors - mandatory. I got a average size shack an' it only costed me 'bout $65 t' replace all my old incandescents.
I got sum idees up my sleeve but I ain't givin' 'em t' Baird. I'm gonna send my brainstorm t' Lizzie May. I'm a Greenie an' I wanna see the Greens get credit fer bein' the onliest ones who really care 'bout ol' Mother Earth. Environics has got the GreenFellers pollin' at 11% now an' we got more support than the rotten separatist BlocHeads.
Anyway, I reckon we might jest be in fer a perfect storm fer Greenies. Canajuns is fed right up with the do-nuthin's in all o' the bigass old-line parties. The Cons ain't connin' anybuddy with their new green clothes. Canajuns already say the environment is their most pressin' concern.