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Turn off the lights !

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Spear, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Spear

    Spear New Member

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    It's not so common (even rare since socialist party took the power here) that I find the government had a real good idea.

    Allover the country, for energy economy purposes, " For shops, commercial centres, and museums, “the lighting of windows must be switched off by 1 am, or one hour after [everyone has left], whichever happens last.” "

    http://www.thelocal.fr/20130701/city-of-light-set-for-dark-nights-amid-energy-law

    I always found so stupid to have skyscrapers empty offices left with lights on everywhere .... and those neons still lit at 4 AM ... for who ?
     
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    Don Well-Known Member

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    Usually, it's because we think "it's someone else's job"....
     
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    InTheLight Well-Known Member

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    It's a sensible idea. I would rather it be carried out on a voluntary basis than via a new law. The fine for leaving the lights on is about $975. How is the French government going to catch offenders? How much wasted effort and money will be spent on catching owners of offices and stores that leave the lights on?
     
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