Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

6 of 11
BACKNEXT
Street lights go dark - Colorado Springs
Annual savings: $1.2 million

Cities around the nation are going green and are using the tactics to get their budgets out of the red. Colorado Springs, which is $25 million short on its 2010 budget, has deactivated the city's least efficient street lights to save $1.2 million during the year.

The city targeted lights that used high-wattage vapor bulbs and ones in areas with bright ambient lighting, which added up to more than a third of Colorado Springs' 24,500 street lights.

NEXT: Police horses sent back to the stables - San Diego

Last updated March 11 2010: 1:59 PM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
8 cool things cars of the future will do The coolest features that tease the future of driving, from windshield projections to never needing to park again. More
The best gadget gifts for 2017 A holiday gift guide for anyone who wants to spread some techie joy. More
14 awesome toys for the holiday wish list From a DIY Star Wars Droid to a new Hatchimals toy and interactive Fingerlings, these products are worthy of a coveted spot on holiday wish lists. More

Special Offer