Tuesday, 12 February 2013
European Union climate change madness: Europe's streetlights to be replaced with expensive alternative lighting
Finnish YLE TV exposes the cost of another EU global warming/energy madness: Traditional mercury vapor lamps used for lighting up public streets and highways have to be replaced by "alternative forms of lighting" by 2015.
The cost for replacing just one street lamp is between 200 - 300 euro (270 - 400 $). European cities and highways are still rather well lighted, so you can imagine what the cost of replacing millions of street lights will add up to.
This enormous waste of taxpayers' money goes on at a time when the European Union countries are in the middle of a serious recession and financial crisis, with youth unemployment exploding!