Lights are on but now cheaper to run

THE lights are on at Lincolnshire County Council…but they are costing less to run.

A new lighting system has been installed at the authority’s Lincoln headquarters, saving £28,000 a year.

The daylight-sensitive lights will also reduce the authority’s carbon emissions by 125 tons each year as they turn themselves off when a room is empty.

Coun Eddy Poll, executive member for economic development, said: “It is also another way for us to guarantee future cost-savings, which is particularly important during the current financial climate.”

The county council has set itself a target of reducing CO2 emissions by 20 per cent by 2012.