Energy Savings Plan – Electricity Crisis: Even the Eiffel Tower Goes Dark Earlier


Due to the energy crisis, tourists in Paris should be prepared for a little less splendor at night. Where the Eiffel Tower used to be lit late into the night, the lights will go out this Friday at 11:45 PM. So far, the Eiffel Tower has shone until 1am, with the 20,000 lights on the landmark flashing every hour. Tourists like to wait for this moment.

The earlier blackout of the Paris monument is part of the city’s energy-saving plan. The lighting in other public buildings will therefore be switched off from Friday at 10 p.m.

The Champs-Élysées also gets dark earlier
The responsible committee has now also opted for less light on the Champs-Élysées boulevard in Paris. In the future, shops and facilities there should switch off their neon signs between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. – with the exception of, for example, restaurants or cinemas that are open longer. Everyone must comply with the new rule by 15 October at the latest.

And there are also cuts in the constantly changing Christmas lights on the avenue. In the future it will be turned off at 11:45 PM, previously it was on until 2 AM. In addition, it will only be installed for six weeks instead of seven, namely from November 20 to January 2 – instead of January 9. In this way, 44 percent of the electricity should be saved. “The Champs-Élysées are a symbol and a showcase for the whole world, that of Paris and that of France,” said Marc-Antoine Jamet, president of the Champs-Élysées committee. “It was our duty to show solidarity and set an example together.”

Source: Krone


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