Turn off the Lights
By Nona Morris
April 11, 2010 9:34am CST
My city is taking down all of its old billboards and putting up new ELECTRONIC billboards. With talk of an "energy crisis" this confounds me. Every since I was little I remember being taught to turn off any lights I'm not using, but businesses who are not even open leave most if not all of their lights on overnight. How much energy could we save, as a whole, if businesses turned off lights, if electronic billboards were outlawed, if traffic lights and street lights ran on collectd solar power instead of the city's energy grid?
11 Apr 10
Yes. You definitely have a point. If only our government should really implement such things of helping our mother nature then, surely we will all be benefiting from it. Company's will not I think abide the thing of putting off their lights because it is what a city is all about --lights. I just hoped that they do have some ways of helping mother nature in general...
• United States
11 Apr 10
Many of our city's lights are being switched over to solar power, especially where getting electrical lines to them is expensive. So that's not a bad idea, but solar has it drawbacks, too. Our electric utility is adding power through solar grids, but it still doesn't handle the demand. Solar can only do so much. As for businesses turning off the lights at night on their billboards, I wouldn't be opposed to it.