London streetlights go green

A London council is to start making its streetlights more sustainable. Barking and Dagenham Borough Council is to receive a £6.8 million green loan from the Green Investment Bank (GIB). It will finance the replacement of around 14,790 traditional streetlights with efficient LED models and could eventually save the council up to £21 million. The council expects annual savings of […]

A streetlight named efficiency: new loans for local authorities

Local authorities can now get a cheap loan to switch old streetlamps for more efficient ones under new plans announced by the Green Investment Bank today. Glasgow City Council is the first to take up the loan to convert its 70,000 streetlights to low energy LED lamps. There are seven million streetlights around the UK […]