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The French Environment Ministry just announced a new law that will require all non-residential buildings to switch off interior and window display lighting at night. The law, which will come into effect on July 1st, is expected to not only radically reduce light pollution, but also save an amount of energy each year that is roughly equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 750,000 households.

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  1. Jørgen Langevad January 31, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Finally someone dares to take responsibility and do something about our excessive energy consumption! Perhaps we will be able to see the stars once again…!

  2. Terry Little January 31, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Very good but?
    Leave on the lights on the roads all night! so the cars can see the when to go.

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