UK ‘should aim for 100% LED streetlights by 2020’
The UK should aim to convert all its streetlights to LED by 2020 in order to reduce carbon emissions and energy costs, says the Green Investment Bank, writes Lux Magazine.
The bank, owned by the taxpayer, is providing millions of pounds of funding for LED streetlighting projects, allowing local authorities to pay back the cost from the savings they make on their electricity bills.
At an event hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Group on lighting, the Green Investment Bank’s energy efficiency manager Gregor Paterson-Jones said: ‘LED streetlighting is currently less than 10 per cent deployed in the UK. The target should be 100 per cent adoption by 2020.’
The bank believes the country could save £200 million in energy costs by turning its seven million streetlights all LED.
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