Plymouth Council to avoid 3,000 tonnes of CO2 with LED lighting roll-out

Installations will help the city’s pledge to be carbon-neutral by 2030

Plymouth Council has announced plans to upgrade its sites with the latest LED lighting technology as part of its commitment to reducing the area’s carbon footprint.

The new lights, which will be installed in gyms, corporate buildings, car parks and theatres, are estimated to save 3,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide during the lifespan of the lights and 794MWh of electricity a year will be saved.

The local authority notes lowering carbon dioxide emissions will help the city’s climate emergency action plan and the pledge to be carbon-neutral by 2030.

Councillor Sue Dann, Cabinet Member for Environment and Street Scene, said: “We have been looking at everything that we as a council can do to make a difference and to help reduce carbon emissions.

“The electricity we can save doing this is equal to that used by 267 homes and the carbon emission that will not go into the atmosphere equals two million miles of car exhaust emissions. It’s a win-win: saving money and saving the planet.”

 

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