French light pollution laws curb emissions after dark

• January 31, 2013
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France will enact new lighting regulations in July of 2013 that will cut the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions by 250,000 tons.

In an effort that will fight the ecological disruption caused by light pollution and save large amounts of energy, stores and offices will have to turn off lights after employees leave or by 1am each night.

The move, announced on Wednesday, saves enough energy to power 750,000 French households for a year.

Read more: The Guardian>>

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