Street lights turned off in their thousands to meet carbon emission targets (UK)
Sunday, October 28, 2012 10:23:32
AM · by dennisw telegraph.co.uk ^ | 9:00PM BST
27 Oct 2012 | By Claire Duffin
Street lights turned off in their thousands to meet carbon emission targets Huge swathes of Britain are being plunged into darkness as more and more streetlights are switched off by councils and roads authorities.
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...