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Urban Planet: City of Light could go dark?

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A new proposal would have Parisian businesses turn off all their lights. This would cut energy use across Paris, bringing in a more frugal and greener era. Long known as the City of Light, Paris could go dark.

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  1. The Safeway parking lot adjacent to Arbutus Village has a huge array of bright lights that stay on all night. Presumably this must be someone’s idea of “security” for late night shoppers. Except the store is not open  24/7. So why cannot they shut off the lights when the store is closed.

    Not only would it save energy, but it would cut a major source of light pollution. It would be nice to able to see the stars sometimes.