Pub lights are 'wasting' energy

PUBLISHED: 14:40 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:44 20 April 2010

In response to the short article in a recent issue of the Midweek Herald inviting our comments about possible cases of wasted energy, I would like to suggest a pub on the main road from Honiton to Sidmouth. Since I moved to Honiton five years ago, I h

In response to the short article in a recent issue of the Midweek Herald inviting our comments about possible cases of wasted energy, I would like to suggest a pub on the main road from Honiton to Sidmouth. Since I moved to Honiton five years ago, I have always noticed that, whether it's daylight or night-time, summer or winter, there are dozens of lights outside blazing away. On a fine, sunny day in June it seems like such a waste of electricity, and can only be making an unnecessary contribution to global warming, because of unnecessary consumption of fossil fuels. I note that this establishment has recently changed hands, but for now, at least, it seems that the lights are still always on throughout the day. It would be cheaper, and 'greener', for them to invest in a sign that says 'OPEN' - so that any potential passing trade along the A375 can see that they are open for business. I will, on principle, not patronise any establishment that I see to be behaving in such an environmentally unfriendly manner, and I'm sure there are other people feeling the same. If they ever stop wasting so much energy, then I might give their Sunday lunch carvery a try. Timothy Legg Ridgeway Honiton

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