As Detroit struggles through major economic and population losses, the mayor plans to turn off approximately half of the city's streetlights, Chris Christoff reports.
May 27, 2012 Bloomberg
Often seen only when they're out, streetlights are a "secret energy drain" on city budgets. Nate Berg looks at some promising efforts to take a substantial bite out of municipal budgets through the replacement of old streetlight bulbs.
May 1, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
Researchers in Taiwan have discovered that gold nanoparticles can create luminescence in tree leaves, opening the possibility of glowing trees that cold act as streetlights.
Nov 14, 2010 Gizmag
A private company, working with the City Council of Nairobi, sells advertising space to fund streetlights in the city. Smart public/private partnership, or intrusion of advertising on public spaces?
May 28, 2010 Next American City
A new study for Pittsburgh says that the city could save $1 million a year in energy costs and $700,000 in maintenance if they make the switch to LEDs.
Jan 26, 2010 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A new concept streetlight from Yanko Design would use garbage cans built into the base as fuel tanks, converting the trash to light.
Nov 16, 2009 Treehugger
As city budgets tighten, streetlights are getting the ax in an effort to save money.
Aug 28, 2009 USA Today
This article showcases six new types of streetlights that reduce energy use in very different ways.
May 1, 2009 The Infrastructurist
The city of Houston moves to convert all the bulbs at its traffic stops to LEDs, aiming to save energy and money.
Dec 17, 2008 Houston Chronicle
Solar sculptures light up at night to take the place of energy-intensive streetlights.
Aug 10, 2008 Ecogeek.org