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Street lights turned off in their thousands to meet carbon emission targets
telegraph uk ^ | 9:00PM BST 27 Oct 2012 | Claire Duffin

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 Britain’s 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 England’s 27 county councils have turned off or dimmed street lamps in their areas.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; greenenergy; ungland
"We are living in the age of insanity."
1 posted on 10/27/2012 5:07:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

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.


2 posted on 10/27/2012 5:11:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


3 posted on 10/27/2012 5:11:51 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: BenLurkin

To think that it could actually get dark at night. Imagine that.


4 posted on 10/27/2012 5:13:15 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: BenLurkin

I wish we could turn off the red light cameras!


5 posted on 10/27/2012 5:16:15 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Romney has run a business, an Olympics, and a state. Obama has never run anything but his mouth.)
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To: BenLurkin

Quit crying. Stand up.

It is time for all of us to do this, in every single thing.

Stand up, FIGHT! FIGHT! Never stop.


6 posted on 10/27/2012 5:16:22 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: BenLurkin

The New Dark Age is beginning. Where the UK goes so goes the US and the rest of the West.


7 posted on 10/27/2012 5:16:51 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Where the UK goes so goes the US and the rest of the West.

Like hell.

8 posted on 10/27/2012 5:19:13 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Irenic

Not enough of ‘us’ left. If there were, it would’ve never gotten this bad to begin with.


9 posted on 10/27/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: BenLurkin

Penny wise and Pound foolish.


10 posted on 10/27/2012 5:23:45 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Irenic

http://www.moviesoundclips.net/download.php?id=696&ft=wav


11 posted on 10/27/2012 5:24:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I like the dark.

Don’t be afraid of the dark. Be afraid of me in the dark.


12 posted on 10/27/2012 5:25:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BenLurkin

Yep. Everything is upside down.


13 posted on 10/27/2012 5:25:51 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

http://www.moviesoundclips.net/download.php?id=1640&ft=wav


14 posted on 10/27/2012 5:26:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

we have the technology, we just refuse to use it.


15 posted on 10/27/2012 5:27:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Rocky

And backwards.


16 posted on 10/27/2012 5:30:26 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Utmost Certainty

not true.

and incrementalism can work both ways. just need persistence and continual planning to make it happen with other like minded people


17 posted on 10/27/2012 5:31:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: BenLurkin

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.


18 posted on 10/27/2012 5:31:45 PM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Talisker

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.


19 posted on 10/27/2012 5:34:25 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Bull chit.

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.


20 posted on 10/27/2012 5:35:20 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: 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.

In Britain, freeways are called motorways. In Southern California, some dirt roads, mostly in the hills, are dubbed "motorways," perhaps because they can be used by automobiles. This designation probably comes from the early days of motor vehicles.

21 posted on 10/27/2012 5:36:47 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: BenLurkin

Brits: Not exactly the brightest bulbs on the lamp posts.


22 posted on 10/27/2012 5:43:26 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: BenLurkin

I’ve never understood the need for overhead lamps on city streets and intown highways/interstates.

Of course I grew up in the country, but cars have headlights that work perfectly fine for lighting one’s path.


23 posted on 10/27/2012 5:43:33 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: BenLurkin

More break-ins... Shame the good citizens are disarmed.


24 posted on 10/27/2012 5:43:56 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: SampleMan
"Of course I grew up in the country, but cars have headlights that work perfectly fine for lighting one’s path."

And providing for someone's next meal.

25 posted on 10/27/2012 5:45:36 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: jughandle

“More break-ins... Shame the good citizens are disarmed.”

Hard to shoot the burglar when you can’t even see him break in.


26 posted on 10/27/2012 5:47:29 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: BenLurkin

The better to disappear people.

That seems to be the new work of the UK govt.


27 posted on 10/27/2012 5:50:47 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I wish my stupid neighbors would turn off their a/c. It runs constantly and they may come once a month to check on the house.


28 posted on 10/27/2012 5:58:00 PM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the time of no return?)
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To: Jonty30

The real issue is not bs lawsuits but the continual increase in electricity usage by cities counties and government in general. Traffic signals alone proliferating like rabbits and should be off or flashing from 10pm to 6am weekdays, and street lighting could be cut in half. LED’s would help considerably but are still a budget buster. As long as the economy is in the condition it is in, tax increases, balanced approaches, revenue raising, fee increases, and any other such nonsense should be avoided at all costs, while whittling away at previous money raising successes, and for sure avoiding increases in full time bureaucratic employees.


29 posted on 10/27/2012 6:02:23 PM PDT by wita
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To: BenLurkin
"The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime".
30 posted on 10/27/2012 6:06:49 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Anyone have that picture that shows North Korea at night?


31 posted on 10/27/2012 6:17:41 PM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT!)
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To: BenLurkin

I think it is an excellent idea. Get the collective used to not having lights, later you can reduce or eliminate heating in sacrifice to the Carbon Emission gods. Suffering usually follows stupidity.


32 posted on 10/27/2012 6:18:36 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Thom Pain
Anyone have that picture that shows North Korea at night?

First think I thought of when I read the story.  Only an eco-nut would look at this picture:

...and admire North Korea because of it.

33 posted on 10/27/2012 6:24:35 PM PDT by Joseph Harrolds
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To: SampleMan

I’ve never understood the need for overhead lamps on city streets and intown highways/interstates.

Of course I grew up in the country, but cars have headlights that work perfectly fine for lighting one’s path.
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Much of such lighting is to deter crime against persons and property in both residential and business areas.

The Brits are nuts to even buy in to the hoax regarding carbon emissions and global warming.


34 posted on 10/27/2012 6:42:00 PM PDT by octex
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To: Joseph Harrolds

LOL! Whenever I was assigned to some garden spot arriving at night, I could tell just how bad things would be in country by the extent of lights visible upon approach. By this measure, Haiti, and even Niger had more going for it than North Korea!


35 posted on 10/27/2012 6:51:55 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: BenLurkin
Ungland...
36 posted on 10/27/2012 6:56:51 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BenLurkin
Shades of Atlas Shrugged...
37 posted on 10/27/2012 7:08:18 PM PDT by Noumenon (“The other side wants everything in America to be free, except us.” -- Paul Ryan)
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To: octex
Much of such lighting is to deter crime against persons and property in both residential and business areas.

Yes, I get that. But I thinkthe lights over the interstate system and major roads isn't needed. Quite an expense otherwise to deter thieves. Cheaper to just buy lead I think.

38 posted on 10/27/2012 7:23:22 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Excellent point ..... But hope springs eternal.


39 posted on 10/27/2012 7:38:57 PM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: SampleMan
The introduction of street lighting caused an increase in youth unemployment.

Bring back the link boy! I'm sure people would be chuffed at employing an urban youth to guide them down dark streets.

40 posted on 10/27/2012 7:39:29 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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41 posted on 10/27/2012 7:50:34 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: SampleMan

Cities are much different than country roads. Cities have gangs and other predators in close proximity. Cities have entertainment, theater, sports events, and shopping districts. This is how they get the money to prosper. Without lights, nobody would leave their homes and venture out and/or go to those events. It’s much too dangerous to walk around in the city without lights.


42 posted on 10/27/2012 8:17:41 PM PDT by mia
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To: cripplecreek

Theatricality and deception are powerful agents to the uninitiated... but we are initiated, aren't we Mr. Creek? Members of the League of Shadows!

Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, molded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but BLINDING!

The shadows betray you, because they belong to me!


43 posted on 10/27/2012 8:32:09 PM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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44 posted on 10/27/2012 9:57:00 PM PDT by twistedwrench
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To: hinckley buzzard

I was just thinking about Sir Edward Gray myself.


45 posted on 10/28/2012 3:57:26 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: BenLurkin
Yep - pure insanity. Cheap and abundant energy on tap, but governments step on it and do everything they can to keep it expensive. All while trying to claim they want nothing but the best for the people they governrule over.
46 posted on 10/28/2012 4:48:05 AM PDT by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: mia

I’m not talking about pedestrian areas. I’m saying that there is no reason that the interstate needs to be lit like your living room, just because its inside city limits.


47 posted on 10/28/2012 6:00:46 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

That was my first thought. We live in an extremely rural area, and there is only one street light on the two-lane main road leading to our sparsely populated neighborhood. That dang street light is dangerous. It interferes with one’s night vision, and it is at an intersection, where it’s not great to be distracted by the only light within 15 miles.


48 posted on 10/28/2012 8:08:06 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: hinckley buzzard

“But if we fall, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.”


49 posted on 10/28/2012 8:36:50 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SampleMan

Yup, I agree.


50 posted on 10/28/2012 1:50:50 PM PDT by mia
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