Manchester electronic ad boards use energy of three households each

Exclusive: FoI request shows screens that earn council rent of £2.4m a year consume over 11,000 kWh annually

Electronic advertising screens that have been criticised for blocking pavements in Manchester each use the same amount of energy as three households, the Guardian has learned.

The council-branded screens, which became a pedestrian bugbear when they were covered with mysterious grey boxes during their installation, earn the local authority £2.4m a year in rent from the advertising firm JCDecaux, plus 2.8% of the revenue from each advert.

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Manchester, UK news, Greater Manchester UK news | The Guardian

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