Eiffel Tower to be turned out by midnight to conserve energy

Eiffel Tower will be turned out at 11.45 p.m. in an effort to conserve electricity due to current energy crisis as presented in Paris energy sobriety plan.

From now on, the lights on the Eiffel Tower will be turned out at 11.45 p.m. in an effort to conserve electricity in light of the current energy crisis.

According to the Xinhua news agency, the Saint-Jacques Tower, Paris City Hall, and the city’s museums, among other significant monuments in the French capital, won’t have lights on after 10 p.m.

During a presentation of Paris energy sobriety plan, Mayor Anne Hidalgo emphasised, “The City of Light will remain the City of Light.” “It is important to show that everywhere, including this monument… which we symbolically light up in green when there are important moments for the climate, will also participate,” She added.

The operating firm of the Eiffel Tower estimates that the “Iron Lady” uses 6.7 gigawatt hours of electricity each year during the night, or roughly the same amount that a town of 3,000 people would use. Six million people visit the monument each year. Until then, starting this Friday, ornamental lighting on the capital’s monuments and facades will be turned off at 10 p.m.

City Hall, which is typically lit up until one in the morning, the Saint-Jacques Tower, the city’s museums, and the city halls for Paris’ boroughs are all examples of this (arrondissements).

This will save the city of Paris up to 10 million euros ($9 million), they claim.

The city hall in Strasbourg, where the well-known Christmas market draws over two million visitors annually, must ensure energy sobriety while upholding the event’s essence.

This year’s Strasbourg Christmas market and all outdoor public venues around France will not be heated as a result of a legislation that went into effect on March 31. Shop owners are protesting against this choice but for now, there are no speculations of change.