There will be a program for street lighting – announced on Wednesday Minister of Development and Technology Waldemar Buda. On radio, Zet was asked what he would say to local governments that want to turn off street lighting.
Where should local governments get money for financing, for example, lighting in a situation when electricity prices are high? – There will be a program for outdoor street lighting, etc. Low-energy solutions will be co-financed. However, as for local governments, it is these solutions that we have talked about that are to provide funds to support local government institutions – said Buda.
Earlier, the minister said that funds that will come from taxing companies with the tax on excess profits.
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Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced in mid-September that “public administration, including local government administration, each institution will have to limit energy consumption.”
– Energy-efficient outdoor and street lighting is our next big step – a solution that we have developed together with many local governments and that will serve Poles and save energy.. This street lighting, outdoor lighting, we want it to be modernized in such a way that it consumes less energy. (…) We will start such a program all over Poland. We will prepare adequate support for local governments to start the implementation of this program as soon as possible this winter, which will probably last several quarters – Morawiecki informed at the time.
Cities think about turning off their lanterns
In recent weeks, due to the gigantic increase in energy bills, many cities have announced savings. Some of the announcements are spinning, among others around the lighting.
Warsaw authorities talked, for example, about reducing the operation time of street lamps by 30 minutes. In turn, the president of Białystok, Tadeusz Truskolaski, said that due to the enormous increases in energy prices, an analysis was underway as to whether, for example, it would not be possible to turn off every third street lamp in the city.
Due to the drastic increase in electricity costs, the Nowy Targ Commune Office decided to turning off street lighting from 22:00 to 5:00.
Temporary closing of the pool or just restrictions on street lighting and turning off the illumination of buildings – these are also ideas of municipal authorities from the province. Świętokrzyskie to reduce energy consumption.