BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Thursday, 28 February 2008, 11:24 GMT
Street light changes considered
Street lights that can be remotely switched off at night to save power are being considered in parts of Wiltshire.

The council's cabinet has agreed to run a number of pilot schemes on new estates which, if successful, could be extended to the rest of the county.

It is hoped the move could save money, reduce light pollution and help the county reduce its carbon footprint.

The new lights, controlled centrally, will allow operators to switch them off on individual estates.

Wiltshire County Council said it did not know how much money the system could save but added it spent more than 1.25m on street lighting during 2007.

City to test dimmer street lights
24 Oct 07 |  North Yorkshire
Pulling the plug on wasteful lighting
10 Oct 07 |  Science/Nature
Street lighting resistant to dogs
30 Nov 06 |  Beds/Bucks/Herts

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific