Nice. The government of France wants to pass a law that would require shutting off nearly all the exterior lights in Paris between the hours of 1 & 7 in order to save energy. The French government wants to reduce overall energy consumption in France by 20% by the year 2020.
Source: Bloomberg TV, December 26, 2012.
I'm not sure if it is just in Paris, or extends elsewhere. It sounds like it has a shot !!! The current French President favors it, as did the last one, who came up with the idea. Business people want an exception for the Christmas shopping season.