Over 10,000 new energy efficient light bulbs fitted across Stirling
More than 10,000 new energy saving street lights have been fitted across the Stirling Council area over the last four years.
The local authority say their investment of nearly ten million pounds is leading to energy being saved and improvements to public safety.
Environment and Housing Commitee Convenor, Councillor Jim Thomson, says this demonstrates the council’s ‘determination’ to fight climate change:
“Passing the 10,000 milestone for installing these high-quality and low-energy lights is fantastic news and demonstrates the Council’s determination to achieve a sustainable Stirling and tackle climate change.
“We are already seeing the return of this major investment with the reduction in energy consumption, and we will continue to power forward with this street lighting programme to ensure communities across Stirling see the benefits.”
Cllr Danny Gibson, Vice Convener of the Environment and Housing Committee, said: “This is just one of many exciting green energy projects going on across Stirling which shows we are a leading light when it comes to improving the environment and cutting our carbon footprint.
“These new and improved and energy efficient lanterns are already saving money in energy costs, and I would like to thank our staff for their hard work in delivering them to our communities in such a short space of time.”
Scottish Conservative Environment spokesperson, Cllr Ross Oxburgh, commented :-
This extensive project, started in 2015, was very sensible. It delivers ongoing savings but also means that many columns that would have needed replacing in any case have been. The move to energy efficient bulbs has changed the type of light emitted and that has not always been well received but I hope people will understand that this work really did need doing.