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Author Lockwood, R.; Selwyn, T.; Morgan-Taylor, M. url  openurl
  Title A review of local authority road lighting initiatives aimed at reducing costs, carbon emissions and light pollution Type Journal Article
  Year 2011 Publication Report to Defra, UK Abbreviated Journal  
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  Keywords Economics  
  Abstract This review of local authority road lighting initiatives was commissioned by Defra’s

Statutory Nuisance team in response to one of the recommendations contained in the

Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution’s (RCEP) report “Artificial Light in the

Environment”. The RCEP report made reference to road lighting trials being undertaken by

local authorities in the UK that have been reducing or turning road lights off. This report

has been produced following a review of fifteen out of twenty five such initiatives identified

in England and Wales.

The overall aim of the review was to examine the local authority road lighting trials and

initiatives and draw out the lessons learnt.

Local authorities have implemented these initiatives in response to economic pressures

such as rising energy prices and environmental concerns about wasted energy and the

effects of carbon emissions and light pollution. Changes have been made to the way they

deliver public road lighting services by:

 switching selected road lights off;

 lighting roads for part of the night only;

 dimming the level of lighting during the early hours of the morning;

 reducing the “burning” time of lamps in the evening and early morning; and / or

 using new and evolving technologies such as a central management system (CMS) or

light emitting diodes (LED).

These initiatives have the potential to provide a range of benefits including substantial

financial savings to local authorities, reduced carbon emissions and reduced light pollution.

However, the benefits need to be considered in the context of the important role that road

lighting plays in terms of assisting traffic safety and helping to reduce crime. Local

authorities have needed to carefully consider the impacts of proposed changes on these

issues and adopt appropriate management strategies prior to, during and post

implementation. These strategies have included the use of measures such as exemption

criteria, risk assessments and active engagement with stakeholders.

From this review, it is evident that there are a range of options and tools available to local

authorities as they consider how best to respond to the growing economic and

environmental pressures on the way they deliver their public road lighting services.

It is hoped that the information contained within this report may inform local authorities

which face similar challenges in the future, in identifying some of the key issues that may

affect their particular public road lighting service and assist in the process of implementing

changes appropriate to their circumstances.
 
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Author Zhifeng, L.; Chunyang, H.; Yang, Y. url  doi
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  Title Mapping urban areas by performing systematic correction for DMSP/OLS Nighttime Lights Time Series in China from 1992 to 2008. Type Journal Article
  Year 2011 Publication Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2011 IEEE International Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 1858-1861  
  Keywords Economics  
  Abstract The stable lights data in the Version 4 Nighttime Lights Time Series Dataset gained by the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program's Operational Line-scan System can't be used to map urban areas directly because the data has no on board calibration and many unstable lights are also included in the data. So the systematic correction was performed before the urban areas extraction according to the characteristic of stable lights data in China from 1992 to 2008 with the 1 km spatial resolution. It was found that, with systematic correction, the stable lights data could be strictly comparable from one year to the next, in which the remarkable differences of digital number values and the unstable lights were removed effectively. Besides, the urban areas extracted from the stable lights data could be used to describe the real process of urban expansion in China from 1992 to 2008.  
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Author Fouquet, R.; Pearson, P.J. url  openurl
  Title Seven centuries of energy services: The price and use of light in the United Kingdom (1300-2000) Type Journal Article
  Year 2006 Publication Energy Journal Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 27 Issue Pages 139-177  
  Keywords Energy; Economics  
  Abstract Before the mid-eighteenth century, most people lived in near-complete

darkness except in the presence of sunlight and moonlight. Since then, the provision

of artificial light has been revolutionised by a series of innovations in appliances,

fuels, infrastructures and institutions that have enabled the growing demands of

economic development for artificial light to be met at dramatically lower costs:

by the year 2000, while United Kingdom GDP per capita was 15 times its 1800

value, lighting services cost less than one three thousandth of their 1800 value,

per capita use was 6,500 times greater and total lighting consumption was 25,000

times higher than in 1800. The economic history of light shows how focussing on

developments in energy service provision rather than simply on energy use and

prices can reveal the ‘true’ declines in costs, enhanced levels of consumption

and welfare gains that have been achieved. While emphasising the value of past

experience, the paper also warns against the dangers of over-reliance on past

trends for the long-run forecasting of energy consumption given the potential for the

introduction of new technologies and fuels, and for rebound and saturation effects.
 
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Author Doll, C.N.H.; Muller, J.; Elvidge, C.D. url  openurl
  Title Night-time Imagery as a Tool for Global Mapping of Socioeconomic Parameters and Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Type Journal Article
  Year 2000 Publication Ambio Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 29 Issue 3 Pages 157-162  
  Keywords Economics  
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  Title Reconnecting with darkness: gloomy landscapes, lightless places Type Journal Article
  Year 2013 Publication Social & Cultural Geography Abbreviated Journal Social & Cultural Geography  
  Volume 14 Issue 4 Pages 446-465  
  Keywords Culture; darkness; illumination; perception; sensation; landscape; space; obscurité; illumination; perception; sensation; paysage; espace; oscuridad; iluminación; percepción; sensación; paisaje; espacio  
  Abstract This paper investigates the effects and affects of darkness, a condition that is progressively becoming less familiar for those of us in the over-illuminated West. In countering the prevailing cultural understanding that darkness is a negative condition, I draw attention to other historical and cultural ways of positively valuing darkness. Subsequently, in drawing on two sites, a gloomy landscape at a dark sky park in South Scotland, and a tourist attraction in which a simulation of New York is experienced in a completely dark environment, I explore the multivalent qualities of darkness. In foregrounding the becoming of sensory experience in gloomy space, I highlight the mobilisation of alternative modes of visual perception in as well as the emergence of non-visual apprehensions, and suggest that the potentialities of darkness might foster progressive forms of conviviality, communication and imagination.

Cet article interroge les effets et les affects de l'obscurité, une condition qui devient de moins en moins courante pour ceux parmi nous dans l'occident sur-illuminé. Pour s'opposer à la compréhension culturelle dominante que l'obscurité est une condition négative, j'attire l'attention aux autres façons historiques et culturelles de faire valoir l'obscurité. Ensuite, en tirant de deux sites—l'un, un paysage sombre à un parc de ciel obscure dans l'Ecosse du Sud, et l'autre, une attraction touristique dans laquelleon a une expérience d'une simulation de New York dans un environnement complètement noirci—j'examine les qualités polyvalentes de l'obscurité. En mettant en premier plan l'émergence de l'expérience sensorielle dans l'espace sombre, je souligne la mobilisation des modes alternatives de la perception visuelle ainsi que l'émergence des appréhensions non-visuelles, et je suggère que les potentialités de l'obscurité puissent encourager des formes progressives de la convivialité, la communication, et l'imagination.

Este artículo explora los efectos y los afectos asociadosa la oscuridad, una condición que resulta cada vez menos familiar para aquellos de nosotros que vivimos en unOccidentehiperiluminado.A los fines de contrarrestar la perspectiva cultural predominante que le asigna a la oscuridad una valoración negativa, pretendo llamar la atención sobre otras formas históricas y culturales que le otorgan un valor positivo a la oscuridad. Luego exploro las cualidades polivalentesde la oscuridad mediante el estudio de dos sitios: el paisaje sombrío de un parque sin iluminación artificial en el sur de Escocia y una atracción turística en el que se simula la ciudad de Nueva York, experimentada en un ambiente completamente oscuro.A los fines de dar cuenta del desarrollo de experiencias sensoriales en espacios sombríos, destaco la movilización de modos alternativos de percepción visual así como también la emergencia de formas de aprehensión no visuales Además,sugiero que la oscuridad tiene el potencial para promoverformas de convivencia, comunicación e imaginación progresistas.
 
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