France to turn off Eiffel Tower projectors earlier to save energy
In what has been labeled a symbolic move, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo will suggest turning down the Eiffel Tower's lighting earlier than normal.
As part of a bigger energy-saving program, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo will suggest turning down the Eiffel Tower's lighting earlier than normal, according to the French magazine Le Journal du Dimanche.
On Tuesday morning, Hidalgo is expected to announce a strategy to assist the French capital in reducing energy use amid the growing energy and buying power crisis.
One of the suggested methods is to turn off the 336 projectors that give the monument its distinctive golden glow at night 75 minutes sooner than normal. The tower will go black at 11:45 pm local time (19:45 GMT) after the last guests depart, according to the magazine.
According to Le Journal du Dimanche, this change is primarily symbolic.
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Similar goals are shared by the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, and even the United States, where US President Joe Biden's investment plan promotes the growth of the sector.
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