Expensive green energy plunging Britain into darkness

“Police fear dark streets will provide a haven for burglars and muggers.  Experts warn of spike in accidents as street lamps are switched off.  Councils take step in order to slash costs in face of 26% spending cut.

Town halls are plunging our streets into darkness as they try to cut energy bills, damning research reveals.

Up to three-quarters of councils are planning to turn off street lamps or dim the lights in an attempt to save money and meet climate change targets, a poll has found.  …

Evoking memories of 1970s-style blackouts, the poll found that 43 per cent of town hall bosses are already committed to switching off lights.

Another 12 per cent say they are dimming lamps – meaning that more than half of councils are cutting back in some way.

Meanwhile, a further 19 per cent of local authorities are also considering some form of blackout, according to the survey of 75 councils.

If these results are replicated across all councils, nearly three-quarters could be cutting back on lighting to save money.  …

Locals are furious, especially in Stanton Hill, which has the highest crime rate in Nottinghamshire.”  “New dark age on our streets: Up to 75% of councils are dimming the lights to save money

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