Energy Rationing Hits Eiffel Tower as Paris Landmark Goes Dark to Save Power

Visitors to Paris this fall will be disappointed because the Eiffel Tower will go dark early to save power, amid the worst energy crisis to hit the continent in almost half a century.
The tower is one out of the city’s many monuments and government buildings that will be plunged into darkness in the French capital earlier in the evening.
The city plans to turn off the exterior lights at every municipal building starting at 10 p.m., but will keep public lighting on for safety reasons.
The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, announced, on Sept. 13, that the city is planning to reduce energy consumption by 10 percent to save power during the winter and soften the blow of rising costs by an estimated $10 million….

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