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France to mandate turning lights off at night to save energy
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Lefttard Socialism Coming to America.
Everything's a mandate. Effem.

http://topstories.foxnews.mobi/quickPage...roteus.fma


Paris is famous for its bright lights, but French President Francois Hollande and his energy minister plan to extinguish the city's trademark glow during overnight hours, in an effort to save money and energy -- putting many business owners and tourists in a dark mood.

According to a recent Bloomberg.com report, by summer of 2013, tourists looking to stroll down the renowned Champs Elysees will need a flashlight between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m.

French energy and environment minister Delphine Batho said the proposal to turn out the lights in and outside public buildings, offices and shops will apply to all French cities, villages, and towns. The purpose is to save energy and money, and show "sobriety," Batho said.

The move is part of efforts to boost France's energy efficiency by 20 percent by 2020. The plan's first phase took effect last July, forcing stores and businesses to turn off neon lights highlighting their names, between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m.
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It only applies to public buildings, it's not a "mandate" for the general public.
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gnbrotz;60556 Wrote:It only applies to public buildings, it's not a "mandate" for the general public.

Public buildings meaning buildings owned by the government? From the way I'm reading it they're telling business owners that they must turn off their lights.

But then, maybe France defines "public" differently than we do. Here, a business is still private property, but allows the public to enter.
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Muggings at night will increase, overnight.
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streaker69;60558 Wrote:
gnbrotz;60556 Wrote:It only applies to public buildings, it's not a "mandate" for the general public.

Public buildings meaning buildings owned by the government? From the way I'm reading it they're telling business owners that they must turn off their lights.

But then, maybe France defines "public" differently than we do. Here, a business is still private property, but allows the public to enter.

Apparently I read a little to quickly. I think turning of (at least much of) the lighting around government buildings is a good thing, though I suspect it won't really "save" any money, as the government will find somewhere else to spend it.

As far as privately owned (as we know it) properties, so long as they can pay the bill, I think they should have as many lights on, for as many hours as they wish.

I did see the original report on Bloomberg.com, and apparently there is still some room for business owners to negotiate a compromise that may address their concerns.
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