WWF Scotland has shared that 40,000 street lights in Aberdeen are currently responsible for 8,750 tonnes of CO2
(PRWEB UK) 15 May 2013
It has been reported in The Guardian that all street lights in Scotland may be fitted with low energy LEDs as part of wider plans to reduce CO2 emissions. The Scottish government revealed that the green investment bank (GIB) would be funding the lighting programme as part of a £500 million package of climate and green energy measures. Although it is unclear at present the total cost of savings the programme will achieve, environment group, WWF Scotland has shared that 40,000 street lights in Aberdeen are currently responsible for 8,750 tonnes of CO2. In addition, Fife council’s street lights reportedly make up 10% of its total carbon footprint.
Providing a range of energy efficient LED light solutions for both domestic and commercial use, Simple Lighting regularly provide advice on how the light emitting diodes can make huge savings, both financially and for the environment. As such, naturally the latest news was of great interest to the team and a representative has shared their thoughts on the subject.
“We’ve been seeing more and more councils switch to LEDs for their street lights and this has already taken place and been effective in many areas. Making the transition across the whole of Scotland should make a significant difference and we would be interested to review the effect this has on its environment and economy.”
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