London Lights

Friday 13th December 2013

London is about to spend, more than ever before, on updating the street lighting across the UK capital - as unveiled by Mayor, Boris Johnson.

The new energy-efficient lighting program is expected to deliver a 40% reduction in energy consumption by 2016, reducing energy costs.

Johnson commented on the program: 'With tens of thousands of lights marking the way on our road network it makes complete sense to focus energy and resources on bringing them up to 21st century standards.

'This will not only cut carbon emissions and save money but it will also lead to even better and safer roads for Londoners.'

There are around 52,000 street lights across London, so as part of the Mayor's pledge to cut CO2 emissions, the energy saving plan will be implemented over the next three years.

By 2016, the programme aims to reduce associated CO2 by around 9,700 tonnes a year and contribute towards approximately £1.85million of savings annually.

Dana Skelley, Director of Asset Management for London, said: 'The performance and cost effectiveness of energy-efficient lighting has improved considerably over the last few years.”

So now the lights of London will be energy efficient, and hopefully as bright as ever.

Picture of London - by Simon_sees from Australia (Regent Street lights 1989) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Friday 13th December 2013

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