Eiffel Tower is now set to fall dark after France’s new energy rules. Now, Paris, the city of light, will be dimming its most extensive monuments in response to the energy crisis.
Accordingly, the Eiffel Tower is set to fall dark over an hour earlier, under new energy sobriety plans. Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo has announced these plans this week.
However, the city council will be switching off its own grand home of Hôtel de Ville from 10pm to set an example to residents.
Eiffel Tower Sets To Fall Dark
The Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s famous monuments that brightens up in the city of Paris. Previously, it illuminated until 1am by an elaborate lighting system.
Accordingly, Parisians also used an hourly twinkle from the tower at night, thanks to 20,000 flashing bulbs. Now, it is going to follow France’s new rules of energy crisis.
However, this is going to be an extraordinary effort that Eiffel Tower will remain dark earlier. Thus, Paris city hall is proposing to turn them off at 11.45 when the last visitors leave.
About France’s New Energy Rules
President Emanuel Macron has announced to follow a raft of national measures. Last week, he called for a 10 percent reduction in energy use. In order to avoid the risk of rationing this winter.
However, most of the country’s energy comes from nuclear power. Also, France is seeking alternative supplies including electricity from Germany. But, now, Germany is also facing a severe gas shortage after Russia stopped its supply.
Consequently, Macron is fully renationalising state-owned electricity provider EDF. And, he is continuing to cap energy prices at 4 percent for consumers.
Now, the calls for “collective sobriety” in energy use in France are getting louder.
Accordingly, Public buildings will be one degree cooler (18C instead of 19C) except in nursing homes and nurseries.
However, other public buildings will be no warmer than 12C at night. On the other hand, the water temperature in Parisian pools will be down a degree from 23 September.
Adding to this municipal swimming pools will also feel a little chillier – dropping from 26 C to 25C.
Thus, these small changes will make a significant difference when implemented across the whole city. And, it will also help to speed up Paris’s energy transition under the city’s Climate Plan.