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Cabinet approves policy to cut street light bill

Published:Thursday | December 20, 2012 | 12:49 AM

Cabinet has approved the introduction of policy standards for street lights aimed at reducing the cost of powering them.



The government said implementation of the policy will be underpinned by the requisite regulations, to enable the use of the most energy efficient and cost effective units.



The Cabinet has also authorised the exploration of feasible options for the introduction of light emitting diode or LED street lights on a wide scale across Jamaica.



There are over 93,000 street lights in Jamaica.



Projected cost for this year is some $2.8 billion.



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