31.08.2007., petak


Slovenija - Prva država svijeta sa zakonom koji regulira svjetlosno oneciscenje!
Subject: Slovenija - Prva drzava svijeta sa zakonom koji regulira svjetlosno oneciscenje!
From: Korado Korlevic
Newsgroups: hr.sci.astronomija, hr.rec.priroda

Slovenija - Prva drzava svijeta sa zakonom koji regulira
svjetlosno oneciscenje

Na sjednici vlade na kojoj su dala ostavke dva ministra ...
... bilo je burno ali je prosao _prvi_ zakon, na nivou neke
drzave, o reguliranju svjetlosnog oneciscenja.
Energetska ucinkovitost i zastita prirode ........ i to budu
gurali i na nivou EU-a.

Slovencima i nadasve Andreju Moharu treba skinuti kapu na
to sto je uspio izlobirati da prodje zakon.

U nastavku je njihov Press release.

Korado



P.S. nego, jos traju prijave za otici do Bleda i sudjelovati na
simpoziju IDA-e. Ako Vam se ne ide preporucite odlazak
gradonacelnicima, procelnicima za urbanizam, elektro
inzenjerima, ... Program je zamisljen tako da ima za svakoga
poticaj: http://www.darksky2007.si/

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The Government of the Republic of Slovenia Passes
a Light Pollution Law

PRESS RELEASE

Ljubljana, 30 August, 2007

Today, the Republic of Slovenia adopted a Light Pollution Law. Over the
past 15 years Slovenia has seen a rapid increase in light pollution,
which makes the arguments of nature protection organisations striving
for the adoption of a suitable Law for over 12 years essential.

The new Law is expected to have numerous positive impacts. It prohibits
lighting above the horizon into space for most luminaries and demands
the use of totally shielded ones. Lighting above the horizon is namely
the main cause of light pollution. Shielded lights produce less glare,
which improves road safety and increases visibility. Less glare will
also be welcome to the older population who is greatly disturbed and
impeded by it.

The Law limits the direction of lighting in residential dwellings.
Several surveys worldwide have shown a connection between the increase
in cancer occurrences and the exposure of people or animals to
artificial light. At night-time, light reduces the generation of the
hormone melatonin, one of the essential antioxidants that protects us
from cancer. It is difficult to predict what the adoption of the Law
will bring health-wise, but by all means, people will be more content
with streets illuminated effectively and less light intruding into their
bedrooms and residential areas.

The Law demands the reduction of the amount of energy used for public
lighting, which means that municipalities will have ensure the
economical consumption of energy. Lighting should only be used where
necessary and during the hours it is needed. In the middle of the night,
when there is no traffic, lighting levels can be reduced.

Buildings considered a part of cultural heritage, including many
churches, will be illuminated to a lesser extent. In this area, we
welcome the efforts and cooperation of the Roman Catholic Church in the
preservation of nature and the environment.

The use of a large number of shielded lamps will have a positive impact
on numerous nocturnal animal species, with insects and bats being among
the most endangered. Thus, the Law will contribute to the preservation
of biodiversity, which is one of the essential aims of the EU.

With a population of two million it is expected that in ten years time,
when lighting will have been entirely adjusted to meet legal
requirements, up to 10 million euros worth of energy will have been
saved. Accordingly, the levels of greenhouse gas emissions are expected
to drop, which is definitely a contribution to the reduction of climate
change.

Today, the great majority of Slovene citizens is unable to see the Milky
Way from their homes. With the abolition of lighting into space, the Law
will enable the preservation of the night sky. Respect and wonderment
for the origins of our existence – space – will also be passed to our
children and grandchildren and, last but not least, to all current and
future professional and amateur astronomers.

The Law is a result of complex yet successful coordination between the
Environment Ministry of the Republic of Slovenia with the Government
Office for Growth, numerous government departments, lighting experts and
nature protectionists. It represents an important contribution to the
quality of life at night and has a positive effect on the preservation
of the environment and nature. The adoption of this Law makes Slovenia
one of the leading EU countries and can be a model for numerous
countries that have not yet legally regulated this field.

We would like to use this opportunity to thank the Republic of Slovenia
Environment Minister, Dr. Janez Podobnik; Republic of Slovenia
Development Minister, Dr. Žiga Turk; Marko Hren from the Government
Office for Growth, Dušan Janez Gacnik and Radovan Tavzes MSc from the
Republic of Slovenia Environment Ministry, competent departments,
Government of the Republic of Slovenia, Members of the National Assembly
Tomaž Štebe MSc and Samo Bevk, and everyone who has contributed to the
long and challenging coordinated procedure culminating in the
development of suitable solutions.

It is expected that the adopted Law will serve as an aid and model to
many EU countries and will therefore be presented at the 7th European
Symposium for the Protection of the Night Sky, which will take place on
5 and 6 October in Bled, Slovenia. For more information on the
Symposium, please visit www.darksky2007.si and for more information on
light pollution, www.temnonebo.org.



For the coalition of the nature preservation organisations Dark Sky
Slovenia:

Andrej Mohar
Herman Mikuž
Dr. Tomaž Zwitter
Dr. Tomi Trilar

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14.08.2007., utorak


Varaždin uvodi novu rasvjetu kojom će se godišnje uštedjeti 660.000 kn

Bravo Varaždinci! Prenosim tekst iz Jutarnjeg gdje se doduše vidi skepticizam, no i meni se čini da je osjećaj vrlo subjektivan.

Važno je napomenuti da će se promijeniti gotovo 70% javne rasvjete u Varaždinu. Za usporedbu ponavljam da HEP-ESCO pilot projekt zamjene rasvjete samo na Dubrovačkoj aveniji u Zagrebu štedi oko 500.000 kn godišnje. E sad izračunajte kolika bi bila ušeda da se u Zagrebu zamijeni 70% rasvjete sa ekološkim lampama...



VARAŽDIN - Projektom energetske učinkovitosti na sustavu javne rasvjete, Varaždin će trošak za električnu energiju smanjiti za 660 tisuća kuna godišnje.

Na prijedlog tvrtke HEP-ESCO živine žarulje zamijenit će se natrijevima, niže snage, što će stajati 7,7 milijuna kuna. U toj će cijeni HEP-ESCO sudjelovati sa 5,3 milijuna kuna, a ostatak će se osigurati iz gradskoga proračuna.

Nova rasvjeta prvo je postavljena u Trakošćanskoj ulici, no s njom nisu zadovoljni tamošnji stanovnici, kojima se ulica sada čini mračnijom. Umirovljenik Ivan Vrbanić rekao je kako je svjestan da se radi o uštedi i ekološkoj rasvjeti, ali rekao nam je i da se sada naprosto ne vide rubnici nogostupa kad se prelazi kolnik.

Pogotovo, kad se u noći pogasi svaka druga žarulja, što je prema njegovo mišljenju, idealno zamračenje za krađu automobila. Naime, Varaždin je prije 15 godina uveo štednju električne energije tako što se u noćnom režimu, od 23 navečer do pet sati ujutro, ugasi 50 posto rasvjete, jer tada je manje prometa na ulicama.

U gradskom odjelu za komunalne djelatnosti i uređenje prostora misle drukčije. Stručni suradnik za elektronički nadzor Damir Mejaš, koji je 20 godina radio u HEP - Elektri Varaždin smatra da se radi o subjektivnom osjećaju.

Prema njegovom mišljenju, radi se o drukčijem efektu jer novo ekološko svjetlo ne blješti, ne odbija se od granja i građevina i usmjereno je nadolje. Dodaje da zbog godišnjih odmora nisu provedena mjerenja, ali da su proračunatih 4 do 12 luksa dovoljna za uličnu rasvjetu.

Mjerenja će provesti nezavisna tvrtka VIZOR. Novom rasvjetom bit će obuhvaćeno 75 posto Varaždina. Zamijenit će se 3000 žarulja, te zamijeniti ili obnoviti 3000 rasvjetnih stupova i kandelabera.


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06.08.2007., ponedjeljak


Simpozij o svjetlosnom onečišćenju

U Sloveniji će se 5.-6. listopada 2007. održati sedmi Europski simpozij o svjetlosnom onečišćenju. Program je bogat, a održava se na Bledu, prekrasnom jezeru kojeg stvarno ne treba posebno predstavljati! Program i brošuru skinite sa adrese:

Darksky 2007.

Vidimo se tamo!
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