Council targets street lights to cut business energy costs


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One council in the UK has decided to switch off its street lights in order to reduce the amount its business energy bills amount to each month.

Northamptonshire County Council has announced a range of measures designed to go some way towards filling its financial black hole.

It will no longer turn on selected lights in roads around the region so as to lower the amount of fuel it consumes.

As such, it is likely to find itself paying out less money on business energy bills – indeed, it believes it could save £1 million in this way.

Councillor Bill Parker says: "As part of the rigorous budget setting process in December last year we had to make some very difficult decisions as to where savings had to be made."

The council may not be pleased to hear that all but one of the UK's leading dual fuel providers has decided to increase its prices in recent weeks.

Posted by Anne Yevel

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