As a result of the rising energy crisis, the French government has imposed a plan called the “energy sobriety plan.” The main aim of the plan is to conserve energy by turning off the monument’s lights at night.
European nations, including France, are facing an energy crisis. This can lead to severe blackouts in my regions. An energy shortage can be resolved by reducing the use of energy.
To reduce the use of energy, the French government has introduced a plan called energy sobriety. As per the plan, the lights of the monuments in Paris will be turned off during the night.
The Eiffel Tower is the most desired spot, attracting 6 million tourists every year. It attracts tourists, especially during the night, because of its luminous light.
However, the amount of energy consumed is considerably high compared to other monuments. The reports from the Eiffel Tower’s operating company state that the annual consumption is around 6.7 gigawatt hours, which is equal to the energy consumed by a town of 3,000 more people.
The mass consumption of energy can be controlled by reducing the timing of lights at night. In accordance with that, the lights in the monuments of the capital will be turned off at 10 p.m.
Will the city of lights remain the same?
The City of Paris is known as the City of Lights for its luminous and vibrant lights. Previously, monuments such as City Hall, the Saint-Jacques Tower, and several other museums in the city were illuminated until 1 a.m.
By reducing the duration, the city will save up to 10 million euros.
Annee Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, states that, “the city of light will remain the city of light.”
Hidalgo went on to say that the monuments will help to mitigate climate change by illuminating the lights in green.
The aim of the “energy sobriety plan”
The City of Paris aims to reduce its energy consumption by 10%. The aim of the plan is to increase energy conservation in all cities.
The government insists the owners of private monuments look after the consumption of energy. However, shopkeepers resist accepting the decision to turn off the lights.
Champs- Elysees is well-known for its Christmas eve. It will be decorated with luminous lights. But this year, the government has said the committee to significantly decrease the consumption of power.
Despite the measures taken by the French government, other cities should come forward to conserve the energy.