A report on accelerating the deployment of innovative lighting in European cities has been published today 18 June 2013. Following up on the Green Paper "Lighting the Future" (COM(2011)889) the Commission set up a dedicated Task Force that collected concrete experiences of LED lighting deployment in European cities, in close cooperation with the Commission's General Directorate for Communications Networks, Content and Technology.
The new report is the result of the work of this Task Force. It provides concrete guidelines that may help cities and municipal services to develop and implement a forward-looking, sustainable urban lighting strategy and making the switch to LED-based lighting.
Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes: "I welcome this report, and I hope it will turn out to be an incentive for European cities to share Europe-wide their experiences, results and lessons learnt with the deployment of LED lighting".