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One of Londonís most famous landmarks to become energy efficient 18th November, 2011  

A scheme to make the iconic Tower Bridge in Central London more energy efficient has been given the go-ahead, after planning permission and listed building consent were approved.

The 117 year old landmark will be fitted with new energy efficient LED lights in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and a temporary installation of the Olympic rings will also be placed on the bridge for the event.

The new lighting will replace the current system of static flood lighting, which is 25 years old, and should reduce energy consumption by up to 40%. The scheme is a joint initiative between the City of London and two energy companies, which will mean there is no cost to the taxpayer.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: ďThe spectacular view of Tower Bridge from my office in City Hall is one of my favourites in London, and itís fantastic to now be able to crack on with this work to make it even better, brighter and greener and at no cost to the taxpayer.Ē

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Thomas Ridgley

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