Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Socialism Done Right: City of Rotterdam to Give Away 600,000 Energy Saving Lightbulbs

Amsterdam (TGW) – The city of Rotterdam will give away over 600,000 energy saving lightbulbs to its citizens, it said today.

The Dutch city said it will give away the lightbulbs to over 300,000 homes, and expects the electricity savings to be over $38 million dollars, compared to costs of $6 million.

The move is part of an effort by the city to cut its CO2 emissions in half by 2025 compared to 1990 levels.

The city anticipates saving some 75,000 tons of CO2 emissions over 6 years, a conservative estimate of the lightbulbs life span.

All CO2 related to the intitiave will be offset, the city said.

Via :: Reuters