From Monica Ison.
I READ that Deputy Phil Rondel is asking the States to stop wasting money and introduce efficiency savings. Planning are asking us all to go ‘green’ as much as we can. So how many low-energy bulbs are being used by the States in their offices?
While I agree that the fairy lighting doesn’t need to be on the waterfront all year, it does make it look attractive for visitors in the summer months. To reduce lighting on the streets and Victoria Avenue is dangerous. Crime in Jersey has got worse over the years, and to make the streets dark would only fuel the problem. Pedestrians would be even more afraid to go out at night.
Surely the answer would be for all States offices to turn off their lights and PCs at night, just like private enterprises have to do.
The sum of £3,983,730 (nearly £4 million) in energy bills ‘unspecified’ is totally unacceptable. The public should know where this money is going. How can the States make savings otherwise?
All private homes and businesses have a record of their lighting and fuel bills — so why should the States departments and communal areas be any different? Doesn’t the JEC bill them? I would like to know what these unspecified items are and how the States are going to reduce the energy bill.
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