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LED Scale-Up in the Netherlands

Posted On: 18 Dec 2019   |   Posted By: Climate Group

LED Scale-Up in the Netherlands

Toby Morgan, LED Progam Manager at The Climate Group
Energy efficiency continues to be overlooked as a way of meeting the Paris Agreement, but according to the International Energy Agency it could enable the world to achieve more than 40% of the emissions cuts needed to keep global temperature rises at no more than 1.5°C. A global switch to LEDs is one of the most actionable and ready-to-implement technologies for cities to transition to a low carbon economy. This is especially important given that lighting accounts for nearly 6% of global CO 2 emissions , with outdoor street lighting accounting for 25-50% of a city's entire electricity use. A global switch to LEDs could save over 1,400 million tons of CO 2 , stopping the construction of 1,250 power stations.
The Climate Group, in partnership with Signify , are working to accelerate the adoption of LED street lighting in cities around the world, and have called for all cities and utilities to switch LED street lighting by 2025. We...

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