Worcestershire slashes street lighting emissions by 56% since 2009

The local authority has installed an estimated 27,700 LED street lights across the county so far

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Worchestershire has reduced carbon dioxide emissions associated with energy use in its street lighting by 56% since 2009.

The local authority in the West Midlands implemented a programme that saw conventional light bulbs and traffic lights replaced with energy-efficient LED alternatives, as well as the partial switch-off of streetlights on some roads and the de-illumination of some traffic signs.

To date, the council has installed nearly 27,700 LED street lights.

The move is estimated to have led to a saving of approximately 2.15 million kWh since April 2018.

Councillor Tony Miller, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: Reducing carbon emissions from street lighting plays a significant part in how the Council will meet our net zero carbon target.”

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