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STREET LIGHTS-ENERGY
(2008-04-07)
(wgvu) - THE NATION'S ROADS ARE A MAJOR SOURCE OF
GREENHOUSE GASES -- BUT IT'S NOT JUST FROM THE CARS AND TRUCKS
TRAVELING ON THEM.
THE LAMPS THAT LIGHT THE WAY FOR THOSE VEHICLES GOBBLE UP THEIR
SHARE OF ENERGY, TOO.
A RECENT STUDY SAYS THAT BY SWITCHING TO A MORE EFFICIENT
LIGHTING FOR THEIR ROADS, THE 10 LARGEST METROPOLITAN AREAS --
INCLUDING DETROIT -- COULD REDUCE ANNUAL CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS
BY ONE-POINT-TWO MILLION METRIC TONS.
THAT'S THE EQUIVALENT OF TAKING 212,000 VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD.
ONE OF THE BIGGEST EFFORTS TO IMPROVE STREET LIGHT EFFICIENCY IS
IN ANN ARBOR, WHICH IS CONVERTING ALL ITS DOWNTOWN STREET LIGHTS TO
LED LIGHTS.

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