The French government has just announced that all shops and offices will be forced to turn off their lights at 1 a.m. every night (we told you they were considering this earlier). The move will do wonders to the country’s power consumption, as the Guardian reports:
The move, announced on Wednesday, is expected to save 250,000 tonnes of CO2 – enough energy to power 750,000 French households for a year.
Imagine a city skyline at night, but completely dark. The pictures when the law takes effect--on July 1--should be astounding, and less fraught than the pictures of the New York skyline completely dark after Sandy.