Power Company Refunds Customers After Sending Them CFLs They Didn't Ask For And Charging Them For It

The power company that sent customers CFLs they didn’t ask for and them charged them for the favor has agreed to refund its customers. Allegheny Power attorney Jeffrey P. Trout says the company “screwed up the implementation” of the CFL distribution. Some have speculated that the CFLs were a smokescreen and instead the company was trying to force in a rate increase disguised to look like an energy conservation program. Either way, the chorus of outraged consumers and grumpy politicians helped show Allegheny Power the error of their ways.

Allegheny agrees to pay for energy-efficient light bulbs [AP] (Thanks to Robert!)