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Written by SK Ashby

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In other news, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for an election on October 15th after the House of Commons voted to block a hard, no-deal brexit, but Johnson doesn't have enough support for an election. What happens next is still entirely up in the air.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says a hard brexit could cost Britain at least $16 billion in lost raw sales each year, and that's a conservative estimate that doesn't include other costs.

UNCTAD said the $16 billion figure was conservative, and only took into account a rise in EU tariffs from zero to the basic “most favored nation” rate that it offers countries without preferential deals.

“These losses would be much greater because of non-tariff measures, border controls and consequent disruption of existing UK-EU production networks,” UNCTAD’s report said.

Finally, the Trump regime wants to roll back regulations requiring the use of energy-efficient lightbulbs.

The filing from the Energy Department would prevent new efficiency requirements from implementation on Jan. 1 under a previous law passed in 2007 during President George W. Bush's administration. That law phased out inefficient incandescent and halogen bulbs, and was approved with bipartisan support in Congress.

The standards that were scheduled to take effect in January applied to about half of the roughly 6 billion lightbulbs used in the U.S., and would have prevented millions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere.

This is the dumbest shit