Skip to comments.Street lights turned off in their thousands to meet carbon emission targets
Posted on 10/27/2012 5:07:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Lights are being turned off on motorways and major roads, in town centres and residential streets, and on footpaths and cycle ways, as councils try to save money on energy bills and meet carbon emission targets. The switch-off begins as early as 9pm.
They are making the move despite concerns from safety campaigners and the police that it would lead to an increase in road accidents and crime.
The full extent of the blackout can be disclosed following an investigation by The Sunday Telegraph - which comes on the day that clocks moved back an hour, making it dark earlier in the evening - and found that:
3,080 miles of motorways and trunk roads in England are now completely unlit;
a further 47 miles of motorway now have no lights between midnight and 5am, including one of Britains busiest stretches of the M1, between Luton and Milton Keynes;
out of 134 councils which responded to a survey, 73% said they had switched off or dimmed some lights or were planning to;
all of Englands 27 county councils have turned off or dimmed street lamps in their areas.
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I don’t care about carbon emissions but wish my township would ditch the streetlights to avoid the 6 figures we pay for the 10 o so we have in the township.
An average serious accident will cost a community $50 grand. One serious accident will probably eat up nearly all possible savings of turning out the lights for a year.
To think that it could actually get dark at night. Imagine that.
I wish we could turn off the red light cameras!
Quit crying. Stand up.
It is time for all of us to do this, in every single thing.
Stand up, FIGHT! FIGHT! Never stop.
The New Dark Age is beginning. Where the UK goes so goes the US and the rest of the West.
Not enough of ‘us’ left. If there were, it would’ve never gotten this bad to begin with.
Penny wise and Pound foolish.
I like the dark.
Don’t be afraid of the dark. Be afraid of me in the dark.
Yep. Everything is upside down.
we have the technology, we just refuse to use it.
and incrementalism can work both ways. just need persistence and continual planning to make it happen with other like minded people
You bet. Stay home, put the car in the garage, no heat, no lights, no gadgets, box of soda biscuits, wait for the sun to come up. Hope this never happens.
I’ve been watching the trend for a number of years now. No matter how much I want to deny it the pattern continues to repeat itself.
We let it get this bad and now it is time for us to stand up.
We can, no problem.
They want to kidnap, they think we can’t too?!
It is time for each one of us to stand up, maybe we lose something—so what.
Young people die for STUPID ROE. We let them, it is time to STOP ALL this crap.
Are you a helpless chit? I didn’t think so. I’m not, either.
We stand NOW and we say no more!
No more! Do we leave our kids with this crap or do we clean it up? We clean it up no matter what.
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