Clinton Foundation to fund LED Street Lamps for City of Los Angeles

February 17 2009 / by Garry Golden
Category: Energy   Year: General   Rating: 6 Hot

ccbar street lampThe Clinton Foundation has announced a plan to help the City of Los Angeles retrofit 140,000 street lamps with more efficient white-light LEDs that offer longer lifetime, lower energy use and less 'light polllution' that restricts night sky views.

The Outdoor Lighting Program of the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) will be the largest LED street lighting retrofit project ever undertaken by a city to date. The City expects to reduce its electricity use by approximately 40,500 tons a year equal to taking '6,700 passenger vehicles off the road every year.'  The Foundation expects the city to save save a total of $48 million over a seven year period, and reduce carbon emissions by 197,000 tons.

A National Model for Saving Electricity & Night Sky Views?

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[Video] Earth Hour Gaining Momentum March 28th 8:30 pm Local Time, Lights Out!

March 17 2009 / by Garry Golden
Category: Environment   Year: 2009   Rating: 2

Can you get 1 billion people to turn off their lights at the same time?* Maybe.

It's a powerful idea that seems to be gaining momentum city by city.  The World Wildlife Fund is asking individuals, businesses, governments and organizations around the world to turn off their lights for one hour  Earth Hour to make a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions.

Last year, an estimated 15 million people in cities around the world voluntarily turned off their lights, and organizers hope for a billion in 2009 to raise awareness about the link between our energy consumption and environmental impact.

What's after Consuming Green?
'Continue reading below' for my take on the need to balance these 'consuming green' efforts with a global strategy centered on industry level change based on new energy science.

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Why we need to stop treating people like 'consumers' and talk to them about science:

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