Roads: Lighting

Department for Transport written question – answered on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that street lighting is powered by renewable sources; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Street lighting is a matter for each individual highway authority. Some authorities have or are in the process of switching to LED lighting, which is helping to save energy. There are also examples of authorities using alternative energy sources such as solar panels to power highway-related systems that do not consume much energy, such as traffic signs.

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