City turns lights out Saturday to conserve

Oct 22, 2007

San Francisco is turning its lights out for an hour Saturday night to increase awareness of light pollution and wasted energy.

The Christian Science Monitor said non-essential lighting will be shut off at 8 p.m.

"Our expectations in terms of actual energy savings are not as high as our expectation in terms of just communicating how easy it is to do something very simple," organizer Nathan Tyler told the newspaper.

Tyler said the Lights Out event is designed to show how individual efforts can be collectively powerful.

Los Angeles also plans to participate in the lights-out exercise Saturday night.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

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robertg222
not rated yet Oct 23, 2007
I thought the lights were already out on the west coast. If they don't expect any actual energy savings then what good is doing something simple. I guess it shows that real solutions are not simple.
mikiwud
not rated yet Oct 24, 2007
SIMPLE is the operative term! Who gets sued when it causes an accident?
Al Gorebals is the new Blaster Bates (Old English comedian) "Just a simple talk,from a SIMPLE bloke to a SIMPLE load of Bu**ers"