According to the hit pop song by Katie Melua, there are nine million bicycles in Beijing.
It is not known if this is official party of China’s green energy strategy, but a Dutch bulb manufacturer (that’s electric lights – not flowers) aims to help the country’s renewable plans.
Philips Lighting aims to go better than the nine million bicycles and aims to sell more than two billion energy-efficient LED bulbs in Beijing by 2020
Philips estimates that by providing the Chinese with these bulbs, the total amount of energy saved would be equivalent to the power supplied by 60 medium-sized coal-fired power stations, with emissions equivalent to those from 24 million cars. Or bicycles to the N-th degree.
But Philips’ ambitions are bigger than just Beijing…the Dutch bulb magnate manufacturer wants every city around the world to switch street-lighting to LED bulbs by 2025.