… to change the lightbulbs Texans use?

The answer turns out to be … five:

To kick off a statewide campaign to get residents to replace old light bulbs with energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs, Texas mayors vowed to launch an effort to make the bulbs available, to encourage their use and to suggest that people give them as gifts for Christmas or other occasions …

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Joining San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger at the Energy Conservation Summit were Austin Mayor Will Wynn, Houston Mayor Bill White, Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and El Paso Mayor John Cox.

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Bill White was my boss from 1993 to 1995, when he was deputy secretary of energy. He is just about the smartest and most thoughtful politician you are ever likely to encounter.

He just won his third — and term-limited last — term as mayor of Houston. Here’s hoping the rumors are true, and he pursues higher office!

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