West Africa joins ban on incandescents

West Africa joins ban on incandescents

West African nations have agreed to phase out inefficient incandescent lamps. Government representatives from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have successfully established a regionally coordinated framework to transition to energy efficient lighting.

Eliminating kerosene lamps could save $22bn a year

Eliminating kerosene lamps could save $22bn a year

Annual savings of $22 billion (€16.6 billion) could be achieved by switching from fuel-based light sources to solar-powered alternatives, according to the United Nationals Environment Programme (UNEP). 

LEDs continue to drive growth at Philips

LEDs continue to drive growth at Philips

Growth in Philips’ lighting business lagged behind the company as a whole in the second quarter of the year – but sales of LED products continued to grow rapidly.

LEDs continue to drive growth at Philips

LEDs continue to drive growth at Philips

Growth in Philips’ lighting business lagged behind the company as a whole in the second quarter of the year – but sales of LED products continued to grow rapidly.

France commits $7.9bn to efficiency measures

France commits $7.9bn to efficiency measures

The French government has announced plans to spend $7.9 billion (€6 billion) over the next 10 years on green measures as part of a $15.7 billion (€12 billion) investment in the future.