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  • Wind-powered lamps to light German island's streets

    04/04/2016 5:13:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies ^ | 04 Apr 2016 16:11 GMT+02:00 | Emma Anderson
    The island of Juist off Germany’s North Sea coast is testing out a new idea for alternative energy: self-sufficient wind-powered street lamps, which could be a model even for developing countries. The blustery shores of Juist in the North Sea certainly have no shortage of wind, which has given the island reason to launch a new energy-saving pilot project. In the next two weeks, the island will be setting up the first wind-powered street light created by a designer based in Schleswig-Holstein, Peer Langemak, a spokesman from Juist told The Local on Monday. Langemak and his team “noordforce” spent a...
  • Half of Detroit's Streetlights May Go Out as City Shrinks

    05/29/2012 9:56:31 AM PDT · by jwsea55 · 34 replies
    Bloomberg - Yahoo Finance News ^ | May 25, 2012 | Chris Christoff
    Detroit, whose 139 square miles contain 60 percent fewer residents than in 1950, will try to nudge them into a smaller living space by eliminating nearly half its streetlights. As it is, 40 percent of the 88,000 streetlights are broken and the city, whose finances are to be overseen by an appointed board, can't afford to fix them. Mayor Dave Bing's plan would create an authority to borrow $160 million to upgrade and reduce the number of streetlights to 46,000. Maintenance would be contracted out, saving the city $10 million a year. Other U.S. cities have gone partially dark to...
  • Streetlights to have surveillance devices installed

    10/26/2011 2:02:08 PM PDT · by hfr · 26 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 10-26-11 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Just a precis: Drudge has a link to inforwars dot com's article on intellistreets, a hi tech surveillance system installed in streetlights. The assertion is that homeland security is paying to have these installed on city streets. There is also a link to the company website:
  • City Leaves Power On To Street Lights To Deter Copper Thieves

    05/08/2011 5:17:07 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 32 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | May 5, 2011 | Unknown
    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — There is now a shocking new strategy to fight copper crime. Street lights are now staying on 24-hours a day in one Sacramento neighborhood and the city is banking on live wires to keep criminals away. The city now figures keeping them turned on will save money, by warding off copper thieves; keeping the lights on mean live wires, and the unlucky thief who doesn’t know better could be electrocuted. It’s quite a warning, from a city that’s been hit hard by the copper crime.
  • Blind people protest street safety plan

    10/10/2002 6:46:36 PM PDT · by Glutton · 7 replies · 217+ views
    the Register Guard ^ | 10 Oct 02 | AP
    PORTLAND, Or - Blind people rallied in downtown Portland against a federal proposal that would make traffic crossing safer for them by adding beepers or other audible signals. The rally was conducted Tuesday outside the Hilton Portland during the nation's only scheduled public hearing on the issue. It highlighted a split between at least two national support groups for the blind. Inside the hotel, officials said the American Council of the Blind supports a proposed draft of federal guidelines requiring that crossings be outfitted with ``audible traffic signals'' and ``detectable warnings'' that a blind person could feel and hear. Meanwhile,...
  • Darkness follows rate vote [California]

    03/23/2002 2:11:38 AM PST · by snopercod · 40 replies · 166+ views
    Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | March 23, 2002 | David Seaton
    For some 300 property owners north of Perris the darkest part of the energy crisis has just begun. At the end of March their streetlights will be clicked off and then ripped out because they voted against paying higher assessments back when the energy crunch was in full swing. And for thousands of others in Sun City, Wildomar, Valle Vista and southeast of Hemet, the lights will shut off at midnight each evening. Those areas have some money left in their district accounts to keep partial power, but they too could be left in the dark if they don't agree...