I agree that consumers should have the choice to buy/use whatever light source suits their values, and that the government should not be regulating the light bulb supply. Peter, I don't know what energy source you are considering has no future shortage, but surely you are not talking about coal. Coal is a finite resource, albeit a very abundant resource here in the US.
Arlid, the US does have many circulating fluidized bed boilers used for power generation. They are typically used for burning lignite (a low BTU coal found predominately in the southern US) and other "waste" fuel sources such as wood chips, petroleum coke, etc. Also, there are many natural gas boilers in the US. In fact, there are quite a few coal-fired boilers being converted to natural gas combusters primarily due to new environmental regulations on the power industry. As far as carbon sequestration being too expensive, I think most of the population would agree that it is. As I mentioned earlier, there is an 80% cost increase just to capture the CO2, that does not include the cost of sequestration.