NYC will replace all of the cities street lights with energy efficient lighting. Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, “ … announced that all 250,000 of New York City’s street lights will be replaced with energy efficient, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) by 2017.”
In general benefits include reduced energy (LEDs are more energy efficient than current city lighting) and lower maintenance costs (LEDs last many times longer than other lighting types).
Specific benefits: “… reduce greenhouse gas emissions from city government operations 30% by 2017 … [and recutions of] … around US$6 million in energy and US$8 million in maintenance costs a year, …”
>>> For more on NYC’s efforts see: NYC Sustainable Street Lighting
Via: thecleanrevolution.org LINK