France to Turn Off Office and Shop Lights at Night

France to Turn Off Office and Shop Lights at Night

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night Europe satellite-NASAFrench shops and office buildings will have to turn off their lights at night to save energy and reduce light pollution, the French environment ministry said on Wednesday.

From July 1, all non-residential buildings will have to switch off interior lights one hour after the last worker leaves the premises. All exterior and shop window lighting will have to be turned off by 1 am.

(READ the story from Reuters)

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COMMENTS

  1. Their efforts to save energy and reduce light pollution are valid. I’m concerned about the safety of the people on the streets after hours. Not that lights stop criminals but it helps identify and recognize them.