not taking off very quickly, but it could have a big impact. rel="tag"
NC agreed to the “ href="http://www.raleigh-nc.org/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_2_276_208_0_43/http%3B/pt03/dig_web_content/news/public/News-PubAff-Raleigh_And_Cree_Team_Up-20070214-090845.html">LED
City” initiative, joining with a company located nearby, href="http://www.cree.com/">Cree Inc.
The initiative is to replace all civic lighting with href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light-emitting_diode"
rel="tag">light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
A few weeks ago, href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto" rel="tag">Toronto
up as well. Converting the streetlights in Toronto
should save about six million dollars per year in energy costs.
Arbor is taking a half-step. They are href="http://www.ci.ann-arbor.mi.us/Clerks/AgendaDocuments/2007/07-02-07/F-6.pdf">planning
(PDF file) to convert their downtown streetlights. It will
cost about $600,000, but should save $150,000 per year in energy costs.
The project will take two years, involving replacement of