Incandescent light bulbs. Fluorescents to follow. In the EU, this is, not globally. As is well known, coal is banned for power generation in Brtain from 2025, and this has resulted in a rapid exit of coal generators from the system, as they close rather than do major maintenance.Bird on a Fire wrote: ↑Sun Jun 27, 2021 9:59 pmI can't, off the top of my head, think of many case studies where things that contribute to climate change have been outright banned (because of their carbon contributions).
If anyone would like to suggest an example, I'll happily look into the likely carbon consequences.
In many cases it is hard to just ban things. The main technique has been to require improvements in energy efficiency. This can be done at the individual equipment level, like white goods. Or industry level, like cars. The proposed regulations to force people to make efficiency improvements to their houses are rather controversial. Similarly proposals to ban the sale of domestic gas boilers in the near future.